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a festival of old reels, a feast of must-see films

The 49th edition of the cinema meetings is held in Marcigny, Saône-et-Loire, until Sunday.

Marcigny cinema meetings prefer film to digital. On the occasion of the 2019 edition, the programming of the 49th edition offers auteur films that could have gone unnoticed without the will of enthusiasts.

On the agenda of these meetings, 21 films through 60 years of cinema. “The oldest is from 1915 and the most recent from 1982. Heritage films are not just very old movies, silent or boring“, assures Francoise Hugon, a volunteer at the 49th Rencontres cinema de Marcigny, the proof with the public who, every year, is at the rendezvous.”This is the third year that I come, it is a very nice festival, rustic, rural with a very family atmosphere“, assures Philippe, a faithful, for others it is also an opportunity to make a small film culture.”I have escaped cinema for most of my life, so I'm catching up“, says Sophie, a motivated festival-goer.

Faithful to its line of conduct, the festival favors films of various origins and varied genres, always in original version, often in restored copy.

It is thanks to the work of passionate people of the 7th art that these films can be screened again in theaters. Behind the scenes, Dominique prepares some 35 mm coils. “You have to pay attention to the format, the sound … “, he blows, handling the film carefully.

The program until November 3:

– See you Saturday, November 2nd at 21h at the Vox for a cine-concert The Laws of Hospitality Buster Keaton / Jack Blystone – USA – 1923. With Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge …

Performed by musicians composers Christian Leroy (piano) and Pascal Ducourtioux (percussion).

– Sunday 3rd November theme Once upon a Time in the West

Projection at 10am Only are the indomitable (Lonely are the Brave) David Miller – USA – 1962 – 35mm 1:47. With Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands …

14h The Red River (Red River) from Howard Hawks – USA – 1948 – 2:13 – VOSTF. With John Wayne, Montgomery Clift …

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