Clark Film Series Continues with Two Versions of Les Misérables, August 13 and 20

For Immediate Release

August 06, 2004

The Clark will screen two different film adaptations of Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables as part of the Friday film series, "Bonjour, Monsieur Flaubert." On Friday, August 13, at 4 p.m., Liam Neeson, Uma Thurman, and Geoffrey Rush star in director Bille August's 1998 English language version. On Friday, August 20, at 4 p.m., the Clark will show Claude Lelouche's version, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo in a film spanning the first half of the 20th-century. The August 20 film is in French with English subtitles. Admission to films is free.

Offered on Fridays at 4 p.m. through September 3, the film series features French literary masterpieces on film, in celebration of the current exhibition "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!": The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier. Upcoming films are Gervaise (1956, 121 minutes, French with subtitles) on August 27 and Germinal (1993 158 minutes, French with subtitles) on September 3.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery admission is $10 (members, students, and 18 and under free). For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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