(Beaumarchais, The Scoundrel)|
October 8, 1999 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
(French, 1996, 116 minutes, color, 35 mm)
Vivacious history, gorgeous visuals, and savvy social critiques abound in this film about the pre-French Revolution gadfly Beaumarchais, a watchmaker's son turned playwright who finagled his way into the royal court. The highly entertaining film portrays Beaumarchais as a popular hero of his time and delves into his many adventures with the flighty, powdery court of Louis XV.