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Special Ciné-Concert: “Wings”

Join us for a special ciné-concert to commemorate the centennial of the United States’ April 6, 1917 entry into World War I. To mark this historic occasion, FIAF and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy will present a special screening of the American classic Wings.

One of the last great films of the silent era, Wings won the first-ever Academy Award for Best Picture in 1929. The beautifully restored film will be accompanied by a live performance by France’s Prima Vista Quartet, world renowned for their live accompaniment to silent films. Supplemented by Matthias Champon on trumpet and Cédric Barbier on percussion, they will perform a score composed by the group’s violist Baudime Jam.