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Bonjour tristesse

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Dir. Otto Preminger. 1958, 94 mins. DCP. With Jean Seberg, Deborah Kerr, David Niven. Seventeen-year-old Celine (Seberg) and her suave father, Raymond (Niven), maintain a father-daughter relationship just this side of appropriate, sharing everything and treating each other largely as equals. However, when Raymond’s stylish old flame Anne (Kerr) pops up on their summer vacation in Saint-Tropez, and romance blossoms again between the two adults, the spoiled Celine begins scheming, with disastrous consequences. Preminger’s luscious widescreen frames elevate all the human foibles on display to the level of great tragedy.

Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.

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