New York Film Festival

Queens Drive-In: French Exit

Sat Oct 10 8:00 PM

The Film

French Exit

Azazel Jacobs | US | 110

Michelle Pfeiffer is entirely bewitching as Frances Price, an imperious, widowed New York socialite whose once-extreme wealth has dwindled down to a nub. Facing insolvency, she makes the decision to escape the city by cruise ship and relocate to her friend’s empty Paris apartment with her dyspeptic son, Malcolm (Lucas Hedges), and their mercurial cat, Small Frank (voiced by Tracy Letts). There, Frances and Malcolm reckon with their pasts and plan for an impossible future, all while their social circle expands in unexpected and increasingly absurdist ways. This adaptation of the best-selling novel by Patrick deWitt is a rare American film of genuine eccentricity, elegantly directed by Azazel Jacobs (The Lovers), and featuring a brilliant performance of stylish severity by Pfeiffer, whose every intonation is a wonder to behold. A Sony Pictures Classics release.

Event Details

Along with drive-in screenings, this film will screen virtually on October 10 at 8pm ET in a 4-hour window. Get tickets here.

Venue

Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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