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French Film Series Continues April 20 with Overseas

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2003

The Clark Art Institute's film series "France in Algeria, Algeria in France" will continue on Sunday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. The Clark will screen Brigitte Rouan's 1990 film, Overseas. The film tells the tale of three beautiful sisters, French colonialists in Algeria, who struggle to come to terms with the political and cultural turmoil surrounding them. The film is in French with English subtitles. Admission is free.

The final film in the series, offered in connection with the exhibition Renoir and Algeria, will be Wild Reeds on May 4 (1994, 110 minutes).

The Clark's great painting Mlle. Fleury in Algerian Costume by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is the centerpiece of Renoir and Algeria, the first exhibition devoted to the Impressionist artist's Algerian subjects. The show features studio paintings done in Paris as well as landscapes, portraits, and images of life in Algeria inspired by Renoir's trips in 1881 and 1882.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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