Film Series

Thursday, August 30, 2007
La Règle du jeu (Rules of the Game)

Part of Jean Renoir in the Thirties

Date + Time

Thursday, August 30, 2007
6:30 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


1939, 110 min.

Rules of the Game explores romantic and class relationships, as well as social codes, during a hunting weekend at the country house of an upper-class family. The film premiered on the eve of war, and some audience members were so incensed by its wry depiction of French society dancing on the edge of disaster that they tried to set fire to the screen. The French government banned the film a month later, and during France's occupation the Nazis destroyed many of the prints. Fortunately, the film survived, and it endures for many as Renoir's masterpiece.

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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