Past Event

Barnard Theatre: Inspired by French Cinema

December 7, 2023 - December 9, 2023
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Barnard Theatre: Milbank Hall (3rd Fl.), 3009 Broadway

Join Barnard Theatre for the production, Inspired by French Cinema, devised and directed by Javier Antonio González.

Inspired by French Cinema follows a tradition of voyeurism, self-reference, collage and fragmentary storytelling that can be found in several nouvelle vague films as well as in Roberto Bolaño’s writing, especially The Savage Detectives. As a point of departure, Jules and Jim, Last Year at Marienbad and Hiroshima, mon amour influenced us the most. Having arrived with several scenes introducing the characters and the plot, students were tasked with completing the story, creating and in some cases finishing the character arcs. The story revolves around a group of students who go to graduate school in NYC during the Iraq War, and how their ideals—their intensity and their manifestation—interfere with the rest of their lives. Pulling from imagery easily associated with Parisian love and coffee shops, as well as a set inspired by movie theater lobbies, the staging is an ensemble visit to early 2000’s New York.

Event Contact Information
Kate Purdum
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