Washington U./Brown

Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium (Washington U./Brown)

Auditorium at Washington University’s Brown Hall, Forsyth Boulevard and Chaplin Drive (two blocks west of Skinker Boulevard)

325 seats

Free parking is available in the yellow-zone sections of lots along Forsyth Boulevard and in the Danforth University Center garage; no permits are required on weekends. See Washington U. map.

In the brilliantly accomplished centerpiece of Eric Rohmer’s “Moral Tales” series, Jean-Louis Trintignant plays Jean-Louis, one of the great conflicted figures of ’60s cinema. A pious Catholic engineer in his early 30s, he lives by a strict moral code in order to rationalize his world, drowning himself in mathematics and the philosophy of Pascal. After spotting the delicate, blond Françoise at Mass, he vows to make her his wife, although when he unwittingly spends the night at the apartment of the bold, brunette divorcée Maud, his rigid ethical standards are challenged.

My Night at Maud’s

B&W, DCP projection source

An acclaimed early work by Olivier Assayas that has long remained unavailable, the deeply felt coming-of-age drama “Cold Water” at long last makes its way to U.S. theaters. Drawing from his own youthful experiences, Assayas revisits the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s, telling the story of teenage lovers Gilles (Cyprien Fouquet) and Christine (Virginie Ledoyen), whose open rebellion against family and society threatens to tear them apart, as Christine is sent to an institution by her parents and Gilles faces an uncertain future after running into trouble at school.

Cold Water

color, new restoration, DCP projection source