Stone to emcee opener
A monthlong tribute to French actress Jeanne Moreau will begin Oct. 1 with an event at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, emceed by Sharon Stone.
The evening at the Academy launches a lengthy retrospective of Moreau’s films at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Moreau will be present at the tribute and is expected to share some reflections on her career, which has included appearances in “Touchez Pas au Grisbi” (1954), “The Lovers” (1958), “La Notte” (1961), “Jules and Jim” (1961), “Bay of the Angels” (1962), “Nathalie Granger” (1972), “Going Places” (1974), “The Last Tycoon” (1976), “The Summer House” (1992) and “A Foreign Field” (1993). Clips from some of the films will be shown.
Also represented in the tribute will be Moreau’s work as a director, including clips from “L’Adolescente” (1979) and the biographical film “Lillian Gish” (1982).
Since beginning her career in 1948, Moreau has worked with such directors as Michelangelo Antonioni, Francois Truffaut, Louis Malle, Luis Bunuel, John Frankenheimer, Orson Welles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders and Ismail Merchant.
Stone, who became a friend of Moreau’s after meeting her several years ago at Cannes, stars in “The Mighty,” due in October, and in the remake of John Cassavetes’ “Gloria,” scheduled for February 1999.
The LACMA retrospective of Moreau’s films runs Oct. 4-25. In addition, on Oct. 2-3, there will be a program of films produced under Moreau’s patronage as president of the Equinoxe Association, which holds workshops that bring young writers and producers together with veterans of the American and European film industries.
Tickets for the Oct. 1 Academy tribute, at 8 p.m., are $5 for the public, $3 for Academy members. For information, (310) 247-3600.
Tickets for the LACMA retrospective must be purchased from the museum. Call (323) 857-6010 for information.