Film Series

Sunday, August 19, 2007
La Grande Illusion (Grand Illusion)

Part of Jean Renoir in the Thirties

Date + Time

Sunday, August 19, 2007
3:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

1937, 94 min.

Along with Rules of the Game, Grand Illusion ranks high on the list of the greatest films of all time. It is also one of the most powerful antiwar films ever made. The film communicates the shared humanity of various protagonists from different sides - and different backgrounds - during World War I. Renoir served in the war, and the experience made him a committed pacifist. The uniform worn by Jean Gabin in the film was Renoir's own. Erich von Stroheim also stars.

Admission + Ticketing

$7 general; $5 SFMOMA members. Does not include Museum admission. Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

Film titles are subject to change.

Film at SFMOMA is generously supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

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