ANNOUNCING

Éric Rohmer x 3

 

New Restorations and Weeklong Digital Engagements of:
The Aviator’s Wife
Boyfriends and Girlfriends
4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle 

Guest Introductions Include Noah Baumbach

Digital Exclusives via Metrograph Live Screenings

Opens

SEPTEMBER 4

Opens Friday, September 4 - 8:00pm ET
Boyfriends and Girlfriends
Guest Introduction by Noah Baumbach

Digital Exclusive of New Restoration
A Metrograph Pictures release
Through September 11

Rohmer uses the amorous misadventures of two girlfriends in the Paris suburbs to test the old adage in the final episode of his “Comedies and Proverbs” series. Taking an identifiable stab at a yuppie(ish) set, Rohmer’s witty Shakespearean roundelay involves the buttoned-up Blanche (Emmanuelle Chaulet, in a superb debut) and the free-spirited Lea (Sophie Renoir), and their current amours. The pair are tempted by each other’s love interests, testing both their friendship and their understanding of matters of the heart. 1987. 103 mins.

Opens Friday, September 11 - 8:00pm ET
4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

Digital Exclusive of New Restoration
A Metrograph Pictures release
Through September 18

Directly following the conclusion of Éric Rohmer’s six-part “Comedies and Proverbs” series, came this breezy, witty film, which traces the exploits of two young women—one an ethnology student from the city, the other an unsophisticated aspiring artist from the country. Reinette and Mirabelle (played by Joëlle Miquel and Jessica Forde) become instant friends upon meeting in the first of four vignettes that make up the film (“The Blue Hour”), and in their first two days together, they decide to become roommates in Paris. Throughout the three remaining stories, they encounter many of the inevitable characters of a modern city: the impossible waiter (“The Waiter”), the Metro-station hustler (“The Beggar, the Kleptomaniac and the Hustler”), and the snooty gallery owner (“Selling the Painting”). 1987. 102 mins.

Opens Friday, September 18 - 8:00pm ET
The Aviator’s Wife

Digital Exclusive of New Restoration
A Metrograph Pictures release
Through September 25

The inaugural film of Eric Rohmer’s “Comedies and Proverbs” cycle, The Aviator’s Wife is a fleecy farce of romantic overanalysis that finds the director exploring the possibilities of handheld camerawork in following a narrative expression of the opening epigraph: “It is impossible to think of nothing.” A young man sees his girlfriend’s ex leaving her apartment one early morning, and his imagination is off to the races, as stars Philippe Marlaud and Marie Rivière introduce a younger, less perfectly articulate type of Rohmer character than those of the “Moral Tales.” 1981. 108 mins.

ABOUT METROGRAPH DIGITAL:

Metrograph Digital, long in the works, will continue and expand long after the theatrical film experience returns. In the coming weeks and months, an expansion of digital initiatives will include ticketed extended engagements on demand (TVOD), as well as expanded editorial coverage and exclusive original video work available exclusively to members.

“The digital strategy of Metrograph will be to roll out new components through 2020 and beyond,” said Metrograph CEO Christian Grass. “Our goal is to present all the facets of the Metrograph experience—from our distinct film programming, editorial coverage, and original video material—to create a compelling, essential home for anyone who is passionate about movies.”