La Petite Lise (1930); Daïnah la Métisse (1932)

Sunday, October 25, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

Jean Grémillon: Le Ciel est à Vous

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Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.


Film and Television Archive
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Director Jean Grémillon's first talking picture sees a working-class man return home from prison, only to find that his young daughter has fallen into prostitution as a matter of survival, whereupon he seeks to rescue her from degradation and danger. Striking experiments with lighting, mise-en- scène and the new sound technology enhance Grémillon's poetic realism with a well-modulated documentary immediacy.

Followed by:Daïnah la Métisse (1932). A beautiful multiracial woman travels on an ocean liner with her well-to-do, magician husband, while flirting with several white men. When she disappears from the ship, both the husband and a ship's engineer are implicated in the mystery. A shocking (in its time) flouting of colonial politics, the film was drastically cut by its distributor. Disavowed afterward by director Jean Grémillon, it dazzles nonetheless.

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