LA COLLECTIONNEUSE: A French Black and White Night (feat. Cocteau's "Blood of a Poet")

Co-presented by the French Film and TV Office. With delectable delicacies from Crepes Bonaparte!

“Poets…shed not only the red blood of their hearts but the white blood of their souls” — Jean Cocteau

La collectionneuse — the woman who collects — opens her private cabinet de curiosités to share beautiful pearls of the French cinema each month. Here you’ll find selections from the gallery of incontournable masterpieces, as well as sparkling rarities that you may have never heard of, unless you are just back from France! As well, vraiment super DJs will charm your ears, making you swing and sway to Gallic tunes as you enjoy drinks and treats on our decorated back patio. Once there, you’ll also have some beautiful souvenirs, thanks to our themed photobooth and the delightful encounters you’ll make at our guinguette. For the first installment of the series, it’s all about noir et blanc, aka Black and White. Alongside a compilation of quixotic shorts, tonight’s 35mm selection is Blood of a Poet, Jean Cocteau’s legendary collection of seriously cool abstract setpieces from the early 1930s. Don’t forget the dress code; put on black and white, of any kind!

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “A French Black And White Night”!