Children of Paradise

Part of See It Big! (October–December, 2012)
Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Dir. Marcel Carné. 1945, 190 mins. DCP. Presented with one intermission. In French with English subtitles. With Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur. An actor, a shady criminal, a count, and a mime all vie for the hand of a beautiful and enigmatic woman in Carné’s epic yet intimate vision of nineteenth-century Paris, set in a meticulously recreated boulevard du Crime. This enormously moving example of classic storytelling has been deemed by a fair share of critics the greatest achievement of pre–New Wave French cinema, and now it looks better than ever thanks to an incredible new digital restoration.

Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum's galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.