Paris without a Passport

Seine in Paris with Eiffel tower in sunrise time - stock photo

Come on. Let’s go to Paris, France, this afternoon. Leave your luggage and passport at home, even your traveler’s checks. The Kimbell Museum is showing a couple of movies about Paris this Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM that you may want to see.

Paris: Inventing and Reinventing the Modern City is a program with two documentary films that explore key moments in the modernization and re-envisioning of the urban landscape of Paris, from Baron Haussmann’s radical renovations in the 1860s under Emperor Napoleon III to modern-day planning for the great city’s future.

Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye, these films recall the dramatic transformation of Paris witnessed by the artist, illustrate the dynamic evolution of an iconic city, and chronicle challenges in urban development.

Paris, 19th Century: The Invention of the Modern City was released in 1991 and runs 49 minutes, while Paris Ring came out in 2004 and runs 54 minutes.

Annie rejoices that the films are free. You may want to come early because of the Stock Show traffic in the area in order to get a seat in the Kahn Auditorium. Bundle up. It’s cold outside.

Annie Ambles to the Kimbell for the Paris documentaries

 

 

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