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Dinnertime Documentaries | Paris 1900: The City of Lights (2019)

This is the second event in the Dinnertime Documentaries series. ​

Paris 1900: The City of LightsEnjoy spring evenings at Hillwood with documentaries that highlight French history and culture at the turn of the century! Tour Hillwood’s mansion, gardens, greenhouse, special exhibition Marjorie Merriweather Post's Paris at Hillwood, eat a delicious meal at Merriweather Café, and enjoy a film. This evening’s featured documentary is Paris 1900: The City of Lights, directed by Hugues Nancy.

Reservations are required for a seated dinner at the Merriweather Café between 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. Check back in after March 15th for dinner reservations and menus!

TIMELINE

5:30-7:30 p.m. | Explore Hillwood  

7:30-8:30 p.m. | Film Screening  

  • Seating for the film is first-come first-serve in the visitor center theater, Dina Merrill Pavilion, CW Post, and Merriweather Room B

ABOUT THE FILM

Journey back in time to La Belle Epoque (1871-1914), with incredible restored and colorized footage capturing the magic and euphoria of The City of Light. Thanks to incredible archives restored and fully colorized, this film presents a previously unseen journey through time and space. They captured magical moments of lightness and euphoria, the marvels of scientific and aesthetic invention: the crowning glory of democracy.

Please note: This film contains nudity and a brief depiction of death, which may not be suitable for all audiences.

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Enjoy spring evenings at Hillwood with documentaries that highlight French history and culture at the turn of the century! Before the film, tour Hillwood’s mansion, gardens, greenhouse, special