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Special Events: Winter 2018
Ciné-Concert: Edmund Kean: Prince among Lovers (Kean ou Désordre et génie)

February 25 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

Gabriel Thibaudeau and Frank Bockius in performance

Russian exile actor Ivan Mosjoukine settled in Paris and became a legend of the French silent cinema. In Kean ou Désordre et génie he portrays the troubled career of the fabled British Shakespearean stage actor, Edmund Kean—considered one of the finest actors ever to perform—in a visually striking work by avant-garde Russian screenwriter and director Aleksandr Volkov. Recently restored from original negative by La Cinémathèque française in collaboration with the Czech Film Archive and the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), the film’s beauty and psychological depth dramatically portray Kean’s life and loves while reconstructing (within French movie studios) a set based on the legendary Drury Lane in London’s West End. (Aleksandr Volkov, 1924, subtitles, 139 minutes)

courtesy Cinémathèque française

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The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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