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Classic French Film to be Screened at the Clark August 9

For Immediate Release

August 03, 2002

The Clark Art Institute will show the 1936 French film Mayerling on Friday, August 9, at 4:00 p.m. Directed by Anatole Litvak, the film depicts the legendary murder-suicide of the Austrian Archduke Rudolf and his young lover. Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux star as the doomed lovers. The 95-minute film is in French with English subtitles. Admission is free.

Mayerling is part of the film series "Projections of Vienna," offered every Friday at 4:00 p.m. throughout Gustav Klimt Landscapes and the other Vienna Project exhibitions on view at the Clark through September 2. The series looks at the capital of Austria from a variety of angles-musical, comedic, historical, romantic-and mixes classics of world cinema with popular movies from the silent film era to today. Upcoming films include Colonel Redl (1984, 114 minutes) on August 16, The Third Man (1949, 104 minutes) on August 23, and Before Sunrise (1994, 101 minutes) on August 30.

The Clark's Vienna exhibitions and film series are part of "The Vienna Project," a six-month series of exhibitions, programs, and special events celebrating the rich and vibrant art and culture of Vienna in the beautiful setting of the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. 

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Admission to the galleries is $10 (members, students, and children free). For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu/exhibitions/klimt.

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