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Film Picks, February 6: ‘French Cancan’ at NCMA

Jean Renoir’s “French Cancan” screens Friday night as part of the N.C. Museum of Art’s winter series, “Dressed to Impress: Costumes and Character in the Movies.”
Jean Renoir’s “French Cancan” screens Friday night as part of the N.C. Museum of Art’s winter series, “Dressed to Impress: Costumes and Character in the Movies.” GAUMONT FILM COMPANY/CRITERION COLLECTION

Jean Renoir’s “French Cancan,” which the late film critic Roger Ebert deemed “a delicious musical comedy that deserves comparison with the golden age Hollywood musicals,” screens Friday night as part of the N.C. Museum of Art’s winter series, “Dressed to Impress: Costumes and Character in the Movies.” An homage to both the paintings of the director’s father, Auguste Renoir, and to the 1890s Parisian cabaret dance scene, the 1954 musical comedy stars Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul and María Félix. It starts at 8 at the Museum Auditorium in the East Building with an introduction by NCMA film curator Laura Boyes. Tickets are $7 ($5 for students and NCMA members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.

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