Free Admission!

Pauline at the Beach

WEDNESDAY, august 12 AT 7:30pm | FREE ADMISSION (Suggested donation: $5)

Celebrate the centennial anniversary of legendary filmmaker Eric Rohmer at this free screening of his 1983 arthouse hit, Pauline at the Beach!

“Effortlessly witty and effervescent, Pauline at the Beach is another rare Rohmer treat.” – Vincent Canby, New York Times

Celebrated French director Eric Rohmer (Claire’s Knee, A Summer’s Tale) won Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival for this unforgettable tale of a 15-year-old girl (Amanda Langlet) learning the complicated ways of grown-ups during a summer holiday with her beautiful divorcée cousin (Arielle Dombasle). Young Pauline and her older companion Marion are barely settled in at the family beach house when they begin attracting the attention of the male species, including Marion’s confused ex, Pierre (Pascal Gregory), a lothario enthnographer (Feodor Atkine), and a deceptively shy teenager (Simon de La Brosse). Romance is in the air, but head games, deceit and lies soon interfere with the amorous mood, threatening to spoil their idyllic playground. As the general folly of adults collide with the sincerity and curiosity of young Pauline, the observant teen receives a heartbreaking crash course in the realities of love. Propelled by Rohmer’s keen insights into human nature and Oscar-winning cinematographer Nestor Almendros’s (Days of Heaven) gorgeous seaside photography that gives that give the film a watercolorist’s delicacy of tone, Pauline at the Beach was a major hit in American arthouses in 1983, bringing the sublime cinema of Eric Rohmer to a wider audience. (Dir. by Eric Rohmer, 1983, France, in French with English subtitles, 95 mins., Rated R)