Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Impromptu: Thursday Noon Videos - Women's History Month

In the month of March, the Art, Music & Recreation Center will present a series of five large-screen videos celebrating Women's History Month for the Library's Thursday noon series in the Koret Auditorium.

The opening program of the series will be Impromptu on Thursday, March 1. This 1991 film focuses on the nineteenth century French woman novelist George Sand (the Baroness Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin) and her relationship with composer / pianist Frederic Chopin. These two, along with composer / pianist Franz Liszt, author Alfred de Musset and a coterie of others are invited for a weekend at a country estate where they indulge in romance, and intrigue befitting a Shakespearean comedy. The movie focuses specifically on Frédéric Chopin as he is pursued romantically by the very determined, individualistic George Sand. The movie stars Judy Davis as George Sand and Hugh Grant as Frederik Chopin and lasts 107 minutes.

This program is supported by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. All library programs are free and open to the public.

The following week's program on March 8 will be Atomic Mom and will feature a Q & A with the filmmaker after the film's screening.

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