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The River


The River

The River
Newly restored 35mm print! Jean Renoir, 1951


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Sat, Oct 8, 2005 2 PM
Sun, Oct 9, 2005 2 PM

Restored to its full Technicolor glory, Jean Renoir's The River is one of the most beautiful color films ever made.
One of the most beautiful color films ever made, Jean Renoir's The River features cinematography by Renoir's nephew Claude. Its gorgeous palette and fluid visual style point to the heritage of the director and cinematographer as the son and grandson of Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste Renoir.

Adapted from the Rumer Godden novel about an English family living in Bengal along the Ganges River, the film stars Patricia Walters, Nora Swinburne, and Arthur Shields. This restoration premiered at this year's Cannes film festival and had its U.S. premiere at Lincoln Center in August. (99 mins.)

Experience Columbus Days
Save on tickets to The River and The Fiery Furnaces, performing in Mershon Auditorium at 9 pm on October 8, and save on merchandise in the Wexner Center Store during Experience Columbus Days, October 7ñ10. Click on the link at left to find out how.

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