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September 14, 2010  |  An Auteurist History of Film
A Jean Renoir Birthday Celebration

Boudu Saved from Drowning. 1932. France. Directed by Jean Renoir

Boudu Saved from Drowning. 1932. France. Directed by Jean Renoir

These notes accompany the Jean Renoir Birthday Celebration screenings on September 14, 15, and 16 in Theater 3.

Jean Renoir (1894–1979) would have been 116 years old tomorrow (September 15). One is hard pressed to name a twentieth-century artist in any medium whose work reflects a richer diversity of feelings and ideas. Renoir’s broad and serious concern with the social state of mankind is combined with a warmly romantic sense of humor, and the whole is given expression through an almost effortless command of the complex tools of his métier. He was a self-proclaimed realist, an improviser, and the infinitely loving apostle of egalitarian humanism. Read more