Jefferson in Paris chronicles the five year period, from 1784 to 1789, when following the death of his wife, Thomas Jefferson (Nick Nolte) served as America’s Ambassador to the court of Louis XVI. James Ivory’s portrait of one of the founding fathers of America, tells the friendships and flirtations of the man with the French, his slaves and the freespirited painter, Maria Cosway (Greta Scacchi) at the dawn of the French Revolution.
Followed by a Q&A with Academy Award-winning costume designers Jenny Beavan & John Bright, moderated by Nathalie Morris, Senior Curator at the BFI
As part of a new year-long residency of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at Ciné Lumière, bringing archive films associated with the Oscars and on-stage conversations
The event has now finished