Royal Theatre in Los Angeles will be presenting a 45th anniversary
screening of Francois Truffaut’s 1973 film Day
for Night.The 115-minute film,
which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and known in its
native France as La Nuit américaine (The American Night), stars Jacqueline
Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Dani, Alexandra Stewart, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean
Champion, Jean-Pierre Léaud and François Truffaut and has been referred to as the most beloved film ever made about
filmmaking. It will be screened on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:30
PLEASE NOTE: At press time, Actress Jacqueline
Bisset is scheduled to appear in person for a discussion about the film
following the screening.
the press release:
Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.
DAY FOR NIGHT
Part of our Anniversary Classics
series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.
DAY FOR NIGHT (1973)
45th Anniversary Screening
Thursday, May 10, at 7:30
PM at the Royal Theatre
Q&A follows with
Actress Jacqueline Bisset
Laemmle Theatres and the
Anniversary Classics Series present a 45th anniversary screening of Francois
Truffaut’s valentine to moviemaking, 'Day for Night,' which won the Academy
Award for best foreign language film of 1973. The following year, the picture was
nominated for three additional Oscars—best director for Truffaut, best original
screenplay by Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, and Suzanne Schiffman, and best
supporting actress Valentina Cortese. The film won awards in those three
categories from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of
David Sterritt of TCM praised the picture as “the most beloved film ever made
about filmmaking,” and few would disagree with that assessment. Truffaut
himself plays a beleaguered director trying to complete his latest film in the
south of France while he wrestles with budget and insurance problems,
temperamental star behavior, sexual shenanigans, and even an unexpected
accident. Jacqueline Bisset stars as the British actress hired to play the
leading role in “Meet Pamela.” Jean-Pierre Leaud, who had starred in Truffaut’s
very first feature, 'The 400 Blows,' and in several of his other films, plays
the insecure leading man. Jean-Pierre Aumont, Alexandra Stewart, Dani, and
Nathalie Baye round out the cast. Acclaimed novelist Graham Greene has a cameo
role as an insurance agent.
Cortese has perhaps the
most memorable role as an aging actress who has trouble remembering her lines.
At the 1974 Oscar ceremony, the best supporting actress winner, Ingrid Bergman,
spent most of her acceptance speech praising the performance of Cortese for
creating a character that all actors could recognize. In addition to hailing
the performances, Roger Ebert said 'Day for Night' was “not only the best movie
ever made about the movies but… also a great entertainment.” Truffaut’s
favorite composer, Georges Delerue, provided the lushly romantic score.
Our special guest
Jacqueline Bisset has brightened movies and television for many years. Her
earlier films include 'Two for the Road,' 'Bullitt,' 'Airport,' 'Murder on the
Orient Express,' 'The Deep,' 'Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?,' John
Huston’s 'Under the Volcano,' George Cukor’s 'Rich and Famous' (which she also
produced), and Claude Chabrol’s 'La Ceremonie.' Bisset won a Golden Globe for
her performance in the TV miniseries 'Dancing on the Edge' in 2014.
The Royal Theatre is located at 11523 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
90025. The phone number is (310) 478 – 0401.