Music Box Theatre Presents CATHERINE DENEUVE: Portrait of a French Icon

by Andrew Friday, March 18th, 2011 2:05pm

Music Box Theatre presents 5 classic Catherine Deneuve titles leading up to the release of “Potiche,” the new film by Francois Ozon starring the inimitable French actress herself!

Armed with her mother’s maiden name and her father’s acting prowess, Catherine Dorleac (daughter of French stage and screen actor Maurice Dorleac) became Catherine Deneuve — the icy icon of art house cinema best known for her work with directors Roman Polanski and Luis Bunuel.
Deneuve made her film debut at age 13 in Les Collegiennes (1956) and found stardom eight years later, thanks to a breakthrough role in the 1964 French musical Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). Her subsequent roles in Repulsion (1965) and Belle de Jour (1967) solidified her international appeal, and an Oscar-nominated role in Indochine (1992) secured her place in movie history.

This retrospective will end with a special screening of Potiche on March 23rd where all ticket holders from any previous Deneuve screening will be invited to a free screening of this new Music Box Films release!

Repulsion and Umbrellas of Cherbourg DOUBLE FEATURE on Sunday! Two classic films for the price of one!

Repulsion March 18, 2:30pm; March 18, 4:40pm; March 18, 7:20pm (Roman Polanski, 1965, 105m)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg March 20, 2:00pm; March 20, 5:50pm (Jacques Demy, 1964, 91m)
Belle de Jour March 20, 3:50pm; March 20, 7:40pm (Luis Buñuel, 1967, 101m)
8 Women March 21, 5:00pm; March 21, 7:20pm (François Ozon, 2002, 111m)
The Last Metro March 22, 4:20pm; March 22, 7:00pm (François Truffaut, 1980, 131m)
Potiche (SNEAK PREVIEW!*) March 23, 7:30pm (François Ozon, 2010, 103m)

Ticket info – Most tickets are $9.25 and can be purchased at the Music Box Theatre on the day of the screenings. – Tickets on Sunday, March 20th will be $9.25 for a double feature of “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” and “Belle de Jour” – Our Monday $5 ticket price will be in effect for both screenings of “Eight Women”

Tickets for the Thursday, 7:30 screening of “Potiche” is free for the first 100 people who show up with a ticket stub from a previous screening from the festival.


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