Indiana Film Society Screens My Night At Maud’s

Movies give us the opportunity to view the past.  That is the principle behind the Indiana Film Society’s Time Capsule: 1969 film series, which continues next Tuesday, December 1 with My Night at Maud’s. In an attempt to understand the art, politics and global make up of the late sixties, the Indiana Film Society has taken an entire year to explore films made or released in the 1969. As always the films screened by the Indiana Film Society are FREE to all Indianapolis people. This film gets underway at 7:00 pm next Tuesday, December 1.

In the Spring of 2009, the film series consisted of American directors making films for a United States audience. This Fall, the Indiana Film Society has focused on films by foriegn directors made for a more global audience. Each film acts as another participant in the discussion as the weeks roll by. With only two more chances to participate in the Indiana Film Society’s Time Capsule: 1969 film series, it is not too late to join the conversation yourself.

This Tuesday evening, the Indiana Film Society will screen My Night at Maud’s at the Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center. In this French language film, a devout Catholic, Jean Louis, moves to a provincial town. After noticing a pretty blond named Francoise at mass, he vows that he will marry her. But serendipity has other plans for Jean Louis. An old-school chum, Vidal, invites Jean Louis to visit the recently divorced Maud. As their philosophical conversation in her bedroom progresses and the night rolls into morning, Jean Louis finds that his ideas and opinions about the world have been seriously challenged. The next morning he seeks out Francoise, but is she all that he hoped for? Or has he been caused to change his initial goal of marrying her?

Video: My Night at Maud’s at the Indiana Film Society, Indianapolis


Directed by Eric Rohmer, My Night at Maud’s runs 105 minutes and is rated PG. Released in 1969, this film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The next and final film of this Time Capsule: 1969 is Federico Fellini’s Satyricon showing on December 15. In the film, the iconic director explores life in Ancient Rome through his own unique lens. From hermaphroditic demi gods to an earth shattering earthquake to massive feasts and orgies, Fellini’s ancient Rome is unlike any you have ever seen before. Do not miss this final installment of the Time Capsule: 1969 film series. Forty years later, these movies still hold meaning for Indianapolis culture.

For more information about other upcoming Indianapolis art events hosted by the Indiana Film Society, visit their website. With all the moohla you save from this FREE Indianapolis entertainment, grab some grub before the film at any of these great Indianapolis restaurants. Continue the discussion of the world seen through film in 1969 over drinks at these great Indianapolis bars. With so many fun things to do in Indianapolis, finding fun in Indy is easy on Fun City Stay tuned here for all the latest on Indianapolis events.

My Night at Maud’s
December 1 at 7:00 pm

Indiana Film Society
Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center
Lakin Auditorium
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260