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Eyes Without a Face
90min. Directed by Georges Franju.
Starring Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel
At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price. Eyes Without a Face, directed by the supremely talented Georges Franju, is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre in the decades since its release. There are images here—of terror, of gore, of inexplicable beauty—that once seen are never forgotten. The Terror Trap calls it “an undisputed terror masterpiece, a memorable nightmare filled with dreamlike imagery and wide ranging pathos.”
Presented as part of the Summer in Paris film series. Individual tickets $9. A Season Pass is available in person at the cinema. $36 for all 8 films.
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Food & Drinks
Food and drinks are available and can be taken into the auditorium with you.
Arriving NO LESS THAN 45 minutes early is advisable as it allows time to relax in the lounge while your order is prepared. Please be aware that there is no in-theater wait staff. Each chair has a fold out table on which to place your food and drinks.
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