Thu 21 Mar

Jefferson in Paris + Q&A

Cert. 12A

Special Screenings

The Craft of Film

139 mins

in English & French with EN subs

USA/FRA | 1995 | dir. James Ivory, with Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow

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

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