March 11, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Directed by Jean Renoir with Anna Magnani

Our mini-fest of films about theater begins with this ravishing 18th century comic fantasy that director Jean Renoir (son of the famed painter) shot in English in Rome ‘s Cinecitta Studios.

It all starts when stormy commedia dell-arte star Camille brings her ragtag troupe of acrobats, thespians and comics to Peru to open a new theater. Already in hot pursuit are three suitors: a viceroy who gifts her with his prize golden coach; a bullfighter who impresses with his virility, and a young Spanish officer who wants her to live with him in the wild. Renoir’s brilliantly Technicolored tribute to the actor’s life also invites us to enjoy the romantic, humorous, lively spectacle of real life.

“A masterwork from a major artist” — Film 4

$5 Suggested Donation