Le Musée imaginaire d’Henri Langlois



Le Musée imaginaire d’Henri Langlois

Past: April 9 → August 3, 2014

Henri Langlois was a far-sighted man, setting cinema in pursuit of the other arts. He was aware of the decline of silent cinema and the importance that cinema already had for the century’s major artists. The Cinémathèque française was his œuvre and the institution sparked the creation of film libraries across the world.

  • Opening Tuesday, April 8, 2014 6 PM → 9 PM
  • Le Musée imaginaire d’Henri Langlois — Ouverture de la rétrospective Screening Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 8 PM

    Ces films constituent la première séance du Cercle du Cinéma, ciné-club fondé par Henri Langlois et Georges Franju, en décembre 1935.

    — La Chute de la maison Usher de Jean Epstein (1928)
    — Le Cabinet du Docteur Caligari de Robert Wiene (1919)
    — La Volonté du mort de Paul Lenni (1927)

  • Le Musée imaginaire d’Henri Langlois — Un week-end de cinéma Screening April 12 → 13, 2014

    For the Palais des Congrès’ inauguration in 1973, Henri Langlois imagined a program of non-stop cinema shown simultaneously in all the building’s rooms. The weekend of the 12/13 April will, from midday to midnight, recreate this moment in 3 of the Cinémathèque française’s rooms.

  • Le Musée imaginaire d’Henri Langlois — Conférence par Dominique Païni Lecture Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7 PM

    Following the conference, at 21.30, the showing of a film selected by the conference organiser: “Solitude” by Paul Fejos.

  • Le Musée imaginaire d’Henri Langlois — Histoire(s) du cinéma de Jean-Luc Godard Screening April 19 → 20, 2014

    Hérité de Malraux and his imaginary museum, the relationship between Langlois and cinema was best shown by “Les Histoire(s) du cinéma” by Jean Luc Godard, a manner both melancholic as well as phenomenologic of envisaging the living memory of what was the art of a century.

  • Event Monday, June 2, 2014

    Conferences, lectures, round tables and screenings. A day which brings together historians and individuals from this historical episode, foreign and French directors who, through contact with this singular “school”, learnt the history of cinema and also gave it a future.

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Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 7 PM
Sunday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Late night on Thursday until 10 PM
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