Film Society Selects:

French Film Week Edition

On Saturday, July 15th, join the OKCMOA Film Society for our inaugural, members-only Film Society Selects event! 

Help us to choose from five classic and contemporary French films, in commemoration of Bastille Day and French Film Month, by voting for the films you most want to see. The winning film will be projected in the state-of-the-art Samuel Roberts Noble Theater. (Electronic ballots and additional information about the voting process will be distributed to OKCMOA Film Society Members via email.)

Event Details:
1 pm:
 Director of Curatorial Affairs, Dr. Michael J. Anderson, will provide an introduction for the winning film, while Dr. Anderson and film scholar Dr. Lisa K. Broad will lead a discussion with the audience after the screening.

Admission is free and limited to OKCMOA Film Society Members.

Drink specials will be available at the theater bar.

To learn more about the OKCMOA Film Society, visit: http://www.okcmoa.com/filmsociety/


And the winner is . . . .

Elle

Covered by the gloss of bourgeois sophistication, Elle is down and dirty Paul Verhoeven-brand (Robocop, Basic Instinct) schlock at its core: this rape-revenge narrative replays the opening violent act from multiple angles, and in a mature video game that provides a platform for the director’s taste for low-grade special effects. This 2017 Golden Globe winner for best foreign language film is exceptional visual storytelling that pivots around one of the year’s great performances, the legendary Isabelle Huppert in her first Academy Award ®-nominated role.

Director Paul Verhoeven | 2016 | In French with English Subtitles | 130 minutes | R  | DCP

Prepare for Saturday’s screening and discussion with analyses and appreciations by the New York TimesA.O. Scott (who selected Elle as a NY Times critics pick), the New Yorker’s Anthony Lane,  and OKCMOA’s own Director of Curatorial Affairs, Michael J. Anderson, PhD.

We hope to see you there!


Runners-up:

#2: Cléo from 5 to 7Agnès Varda | 1962 | In French with English Subtitles | 90 minutes | NR | DCP

#3: Personal Shopper Olivier Assayas | 2016 | In French with English Subtitles | 105 minutes | R  | DCP

#4: Bay of Angels Jacques Demy | 1963 | In French with English Subtitles | 90 minutes | NR | DCP

#5: A Woman is a WomanJean-Luc Godard | 1961 | In French with English Subtitles | 84 minutes | NR | 35mm