Special Event: Mark Griffin on Vincente Minnelli

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

Includes the following film:

  • Madame Bovary

    1949. USA. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Screenplay by Robert Ardrey. With Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan. Flaubert’s tale of a woman who sacrifices everything for love was filmed earlier by Jean Renoir and later by Claude Chabrol. 115 min.

Film historian Mark Griffin introduces a screening of Vincente Minnelli’s adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s great Romantic novel Madame Bovary. Griffin’s new book A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli (Da Capo Press) is a model auteurist study of one of Hollywood’s most intriguing, illustrious, and stylistically eloquent directors. Over the course of several years, Griffin has labored tirelessly to interview surviving collaborators of the director, and his book reveals much that was unknown about Minnelli, refutes much of his autobiography, and ties the director’s life and obsessions to his films.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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