UW-Madison Cinematheque and the Chazen Museum invite you to Friday’s screening of Le Rayon Vert (Summer) by Eric Rohmer (France, 1986, 35mm, 98min, English subtitles).

Cast: Marie Rivière, Vincent Gauthier, Amira Chemakhi

A recently jilted young Parisian woman (Rohmer’s co-writer Rivière) takes a solo vacation but is frustrated in every attempt at human connection. The fifth of Rohmer’s “Comedies and Proverbs” cycle is a brilliant and witty character study of an independent but insecure heroine. “The best film of the year [1986]. A singularly ennobling episode in the history of cinema.” (Andrew Sarris, Village Voice).

Free and open to the public.

Location: UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall (map)