PANIQUE introduced by Pierre Simenon, son of novelist Georges Simenon
Friday, January 20, 7:00 show
Saturday, January 21, 2:30 show
Pierre Simenon, son of novelist Georges Simenon, will introduce the 7:00 screening of PANIQUE, Julien Duvivier’s adaptation of his father’s novel Mr. Hire’s Engagement, on Friday, January 20. Copies of the novel, in a new edition from Penguin Classics, will be available at our concession throughout the run.
Simenon will also appear in person at the 2:30 screening on Saturday, January 21 for an introduction and Q&A following the screening.
Copies of the novel, in a new edition from Penguin Classics, will be available at our concession throughout the run.
The son of Belgian novelist Georges Simenon, Pierre Simenon, born in 1959 in Lausanne, Switzerland, worked for a private Swiss bank, before moving to the U.S. in 1987. An entertainment lawyer and diving instructor, as well as a shark enthusiast and history buff, Pierre Simenon currently lives in Vermont with his wife and two children. Following his first novel, Au nom du sang versé, originally written in English and translated into half-a-dozen languages, he recently followed it with the autobiographical De Père à père, published in October 2015. He’s currently working on his third book.
Pierre Simenon with his father, Georges Simenon, circa 1980. Courtesy Pierre Simenon.
Through Thursday, February 2