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Auteurs 2015: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

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CCA and St. John's Film Institute present THE AUTEURS Film Series
Luis Buñuel: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
As with all forms of art, our understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the great movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.

“A comic masterpiece …  perhaps the most perfectly achieved and executed of all of Buñuel’s late French films.” –Chicago Reader

Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film from 1972, this delicious satiric masterpiece from surrealist hero Luis Buñuel follows as an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined. It is “the unique creation of a director,” wrote the New York Times, “who, at 72, has never been more fully in control of his talents, as a filmmaker, a moralist, social critic and humorist.” (France, 1972, 101m, 35mm, Rialto Pictures)

11:00a Saturday July 4 & Sunday July 5; 6:00p Monday July 6