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Film: French Film Yesterday and Today

Sat., April 12



Despite a glaring lack of reciprocity from the French – possibly due to a combination of President Bush's foreign policy and Americans' reputational disregard for sophistication – Atlantans still pine for French aestheticism. Who doesn't? No need to go far for your French film fix, though. The High Museum of Art presents its annual FRENCH FILM YESTERDAY AND TODAY, continuing Sat., APRIL 12, with La Moustache, a 2005 psychological thriller from French novelist and screenwriter Emmanuel Carrére. The program continues Friday with Forever, Dutch filmmaker Heddy Honigmann's 2006 documentary centering on her encounters in Paris' famous Père Lachaise cemetery, where a heady collection of artists across the avant spectrum rests in peace, including such notables as American rocker Jim Morrison, Pole composer Frédéric Chopin and French songstress Edith Piaf. Take advantage now before someone tries to change the name to "Freedom Film Yesterday and Today." Through April 26. Free-$5. Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-5000.


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