Jean Renoir at the Trylon Microcinema

Every weekend in December, the Trylon microcinema in Minneapolis is showing classic films by 1930s director Jean Renoir. Renoir, son of Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, started his career by financing a series of unsuccessful silent films. With the invention of sound film, he created some of his most famous works, and has become known as one of the most influential, talented filmmakers of all time.

Although La Grande Illusion and La Bête Humaine have finished screening at the Trylon, there are three more weekends of fantastic films yet to come! The Trylon will be presenting all of Renoir’s films in their original French with English subtitles.


Next weekend, from Friday the 16th to Sunday the 18th, head over to the Trylon to watch La Chienne (1931). His first artistic and commercial success, this film follows a married man as he falls in love with a streetwalker who takes advantage of his love for money.


On Friday, December 23rd and Sunday, December 25th, bring the family to the movies for a holiday treat: Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932). What better way to celebrate the holidays than with this incredible film about a vagrant saved from suicide and unsuccessfully groomed into joining bourgeois French society? In any case, it’s a fun, unique way to celebrate!


Finally, kick off the New Year right by watching The Rules of the Game (1939) at the Trylon. Widely regarded as one of the best films ever made, it was also the costliest French film ever made when it was produced. The Rules of the Game is a satire on French society, depicting various French aristocrats and servants just before the start of WWII. This movie will also be shown on 35mm film, so it’s sure to be a special treat!

All of these classic, memorable films will be showed by the Trylon microcinema in SE Minneapolis, a cinema dedicated to showing classic films often on traditional 35mm film. For more information on Renoir’s masterpieces or to buy tickets, visit the site’s page for the Renoir film series.


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