RENDEZVOUS IN JULY
Monday, April 22
(1949) Budding anthropologist Daniel Gélin dreams of making a film in Africa and aspiring actress Brigitte Auber gets stage fright, as they and très hipster pals Maurice Ronet (Purple Noon), Nicole Courcel, and company hang out in smoky Left Bank jazz clubs (to hear American cornetist Rex Stewart, among others) and whip around sun-splashed post-war Paris – and the Seine – in their amphibious “Duck.” DCP. Approx. 112 min.
Part of Jacques Becker’s Paris Youth Trilogy.
“An assured comedy of manners, mishaps and misunderstandings that showcased the Left Bank jazz scene... Captured youth with a subversive energy that proved pivotal to the evolution of the French New Wave.”
– David Parker, British Film Institute