Classic French Film Festival Present "Yoyo" | Webster University

Classic French Film Festival Present "Yoyo"

The Webster University Film Series, Cinema St. Louis, and TV5MONDE present four films (Yoyo, The Little Soldier, Les Misérables and Le Pont Du Nord) and one film short (Le Cinematographie) as part of The Classic French Film Festival.

Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m., Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster Groves Campus

Yoyo;(Pierre Etaix, 1965, B&W, 96 min.)

This elaborately conceived and brilliantly mounted comedy is Pierre Etaix's most beloved movie and his personal favorite. Beginning as a clever homage to silent film, complete with intertitles, Yoyo blossoms into a poignant family saga and a celebration of the circus Etaix adored. Chock-full of nimble sight gags and ingenious sound effects, Yoyo is very sweet, a little bit melancholy, and wholly imaginative.

With short Le Cinematographie from four-part feature (As Long As You're Healthy) (12 min., B&W, 1966)

Tickets are $12 each, $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members with valid and current IDs, and free for Webster University students. Advance sales are available through Brown Paper Tickets(search for Classic French).

The Webster University Film Series, St. Louis' cinematic alternative since 1979, is a nationally known and recognized year-round film exhibition program. The Midwest's premiere hosting venue for American and foreign features, documentaries, classic and experimental cinema, and national and international artist presenting their work, the Series represents a genuine cinematic alternative in the St. Louis community.

Additionally, the Webster University Film Series has become the location for many national tours of international cinema, often acting as the only such venue in Missouri. The Series is host to speakers and visiting artists who address the pertinent issues in films presented. In an effort to further integrate film with education, the Film Series provides workshops with artists and experts.

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