Clark Film Series Features French Literary Masterpieces on Film

For Immediate Release

June 11, 2004

In celebration of the summer exhibition, "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!": The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier, the Clark will present the film series "Bonjour, Monsieur Flaubert!" The series, which launches Sunday, June 20, at 2 p.m., will feature French literary masterpieces on film, from romanticism to naturalism. The first film will be Marcel Carné's 1945 classic, Children of Paradise. Admission to all films is free.

Following the June 20 film, the series will continue on Fridays at 4 p.m., from July 2 through September. Films include such classics as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Madame Bovary, and Les Misérables.

Scheduled for July are: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939, 116 minutes) on July 2; Camille (1936, 108 minutes) on July 9; Madame Bovary (1949, 115 minutes) on July 16; Madame Bovary (1991, 129 minutes, French with subtitles) on July 23; and Cousin Bette (1998, 112 minutes), on July 30.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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