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Cinéma de la révolution: America Films Eighteenth-Century France

July 14-August 12

The Gallery’s summer exhibition America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting comprises sixty-eight paintings representing some of the best and most unusual examples of French art of the era in American collections. To coincide with this exploration of taste and collecting practice, this series of six American films offers a brief look at how Hollywood has interpreted the lavish culture and complex history of eighteenth-century France.

image from Marie Antoinette
Sofia Coppola, 2006, 123 minutes
courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment/Photofest

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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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