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The 14th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival Aug. 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21 at Webster U
By: Cinema St. Louis
Tickets: Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for students and Cinema St. Louis members. Webster U. students are admitted free. Advance tickets can be purchased through the Cinema St. Louis website.
Passes: Two types of passes are available: Five-Film Passes are $65, $50 for CSL members; All-Access Passes are $120, and $95 for CSL members.
The 14th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — sponsored by Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation — celebrates St. Louis' Gallic heritage and France's cinematic legacy. This year's featured films span the decades from the 1920s through the 1990s, offering a revealing overview of French cinema.
The fest annually includes significant restorations, and this year features seven such works, including a brand-new restoration of Luis Bunuel's "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie,"
In honor of St. Louis' own Josephine Baker and her installation in France's Panthéon on Nov. 30 of last year, the fest will present her silent film debut, "Siren of the Tropics," with an original score and live accompaniment by the Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra.
Every program features introductions and discussions by film or French scholars and critics. All films are in French with English subtitles.
The Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation is the event's title sponsor.
More Info: 314-289-4150, cinemastlouis.org (https://www.cinemastlouis.org/
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