Film Series

Thursday, July 05, 2007
La Chienne (The Bitch)

Part of Jean Renoir in the Thirties

Date + Time

Thursday, July 05, 2007
6:30 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

1931, 95 min.

The great Michel Simon plays Maurice Legrand, an unhappily married, mild-mannered office worker and amateur painter who falls in love with the disreputable Lulu. Lulu and her drunken pimp, Dédé, exploit Legrand for his money and his art. Renoir's first masterpiece of the era of talkies is a mixture of comedy and social commentary, a sharp critique of hypocrisy, greed, and the class system.

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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