Note: I will be posting an interview with French Institute film curator Marie Losier within a week.
The French Institute continues to provide some of the best retro programming in the city. Their Yves Montand series starts Tuesday, June 3. I've only seen one film in the series (Chris Marker's Loneliness of the Long Distance Singer), but they all look promising. Note that Loneliness is in the Tinker (same address, different room), which is not a proper movie theater exactly, but a perfectly fine way to see this rarely-screened, very likable portrait of Montand.
For those keeping count, there are are three films here that don't have readily available DVD's:
- Loneliness of the Long Distance Singer, Tuesday, June 10th, 12:30, 4, 7:30
- The Case Against Ferrot, Tuesday, June 17 at 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
- Womanlight, Tuesday, July 1 at 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Screenings are in the French Institute's Florence Gould Hall at 55 East 59th Street. Go to www.fiaf.org to verify times.