SPRING FILM SERIES • ALAN RUDOLPH: THE 1980S
The Moderns (1988)
Friday, February 16, 2018
Box Office, Art Bar & Galleries Open at 6PM
Movie Screening 7PM
The Moderns (1985) A struggling American artist lives in 1926 Paris amongst the expatriate
community during the period of the Lost Generation and at the height of Modernist literature. He
spends the majority of his time drinking and socializing in cafés while trying to sell his paintings
and becomes involved in a plot with a wealthy art patron to forge three paintings.
Directed by Alan Rudolph, and written by Rudolph and Jon Bradshaw, it stars Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino, Wallace Shawn, Geneviève Bujold and Geraldine Chaplin. It was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, as well as for the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.
- "The Moderns” is sort of a source study for the Paris of Ernest Hemingway in the 1920s; it’s a movie about the raw material he shaped into The Sun Also Rises and A Moveable Feast…" — Roger Ebert (Read Full Review >)