The Rules of the Game
Dir. Jean Renoir (1939). Illuminating France on the eve of its fall, Jean Renoirs self-consciously Mozartian tragicomedy of manners is arguably the culmination of early talking cinemaa tour-de-force of spontaneous artifice and an ensemble piece that, pace Robert Altman and Mike Leigh, never been bettered.
Sat., May 8, 2, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m.; Sun., May 9, 2, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m., 2010