Look back on the last monarchy of France right before Bastille Day!
With Gloria Groom, Chair of the European Painting and Sculpture Department, Art Institute of Chicago
Who hasn’t heard of the extravagant French queen, Marie Antoinette? Sofia Coppola places the glamour of the House of Bourbon in a contemporary lens with whimsical colors, luxurious costumes, fabulous parties, and a fun soundtrack. Filmed at the Palace of Versailles starring Kirsten Dunst, this masterpiece looks at the infamous queen’s life in a compassionate and humanistic way. Watch history unfold with the events leading up to the storming of the Bastille prison. We all know how this one ends, but never have you seen it in through the eyes of 21st century Hollywood. Remember the beginning of liberté, égalité, and fraternité before celebrating the Fête Nationale.