Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris


August 14, 2017

7:00 PM-8:30 PM


225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Join us on Monday evenings this summer for Picasso in Film. This series features films in which Picasso and/or his art is a seminal aspect of the film’s narrative, plot, or the artistic creativity of the film’s protagonist.

Midnight in Paris
A successful Hollywood screenwriter constructing his first novel, Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) vacations in Paris with his fiancé Inez (Rachel McAdams). Struggling to find inspiration, Gil begins midnight walks through the city and finds himself physically transported to the roaring twenties where he meets Jean Cocteau, Cole Porter, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates), and even Pablo Picasso! As he delves further into his fantasy and returns to the 1920s night after night, Gil becomes involved with Picasso’s lover Adriana (Marion Cotillard), straining his relationship with Inez in the modern era. Wandering Paris by day, he finds remnants of his rendezvous—a Cole Porter gramophone record and Adriana’s diary. The further Gil delves into the 1920s, the more complicated his life becomes. Gil encounters not only Picasso, but also Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Salvadore Dali, and Toulouse-Lautrec, among others. 

Director: Woody Allen
Year: 2011
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy & Romance
Language: English

Other films in the series include:
The Picasso Summer (1969), Monday July 31st, 7:00 PM
Basquiat (1996), Monday August 7th, 7:00 PM
Neruda(2016), Monday August 21st, 7:00 PM

Picasso | Encounters is organized by the Clark Art Institute, with the exceptional support of the Musée national PicassoParis. Additional support for the exhibition is provided by Margaret and Richard Kronenberg and Marilyn and Ron Walter.

The Clark offers accessible seating for individuals with disabilities.