Jean Renoir: A Biography book release + La Grande Illusion (with Peter Bogdanovich and Pascal Mérigeau in person!)

“Sophistication at the service of innocence, not cynicism or chic: That’s the glory of La Grande Illusion as a narrative, a showcase for transcendent acting, a piece of philosophy in action, and a leap into pure cinema.” – Michael Sragow, The New Yorker

Pascal Mérigeau’s definitive biography Jean Renoir: A Biography (originally published in France in 2012 and winner of the Prix Goncourt) is now available in English for the first time, courtesy of RatPac Press. Join us to celebrate the launch of this most exhaustive book of its kind with a screening of a 35mm print of Renoir’s 1937 masterpiece, La Grande Illusion – the greatest war film ever made without a lick of combat!

The film will be followed by a Q&A with Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon) and author Pascal Mérigeau, and a book signing.

Dir. Jean Renoir, 1937, 35mm, 114 min.

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