Cézanne and I (Cézanne et moi)

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Cézanne and I (Cézanne et moi)


Saturday Apr 01 06:00 PM
Saturday Apr 01 07:30 PM
Friday Apr 14 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of Cinémathèque Française 2017

NOTE: Tickets for the opening reception are sold out.
Tickets for the film only are available. 

Directed by Danièle Thompson. France. 2016. 116 min. French with English subtitles.

Writer-director Danièle Thompson brings to life the turbulent friendship between two 19th-century French cultural giants, Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and Émile Zola (Guillaume Canet). The film follows the two from their schoolboy days in Aix-en-Provence as they developed a mutual love for art and beautiful women. The pair quickly became part of the art scene in Montmartre and Batignolles when they move to Paris. Tensions rise as Émile’s prospects soar while Paul remains mired in disappointments. It’s a story of bromance and rivalry, and includes cameos by Manet, Renoir, and Pissaro.

Opening reception: Saturday, April 1 at 6pm: Enjoy a French buffet with a no-host bar and take a tour of the Impressionist Gallery. Cézanne and I screens at 7:30pm. See the full menu here. Dinner seating is limited to 130, so buy your tickets now! Tickets: $45 | $40 museum members.
Special guest: Theresa Papanikolas, interim deputy director of art and programs and curator of European and American art, introduces the film and shares insight on the legacy of Paul Cézanne.  

Film-only tickets without dinner are also available for purchase. Theater doors open at 7pm. $10 | $8 museum members.

Read the New York Times review.


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