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Restoring the Wonder

Restoring the Wonder


This event is organized by Maison Française/Press Service of the French Embassy.
Serge Bromberg’s “cine-concert” featuring rediscovered movies with Josephine Baker & by Georges Méliès.


All you need to know...

WHAT: Restoring the Wonder

WHEN: Thursday, December 9, 2021 – 6pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: Maison Française, 4101 Reservoir road, Washington, D.C.,20007

PRICE: Free registration

RESERVATION: Eventbrite.

ADD. INFOS: Registration and valid ID required. Masks and vaccination certificate required. No parking inside the embassy. No large bags, helmets and suitcase.

The National Gallery of Art, Villa Albertine and the Embassy of France in the United States is honored to welcome director, producer and television presenter Serge Bromberg for a free “ciné-concert” celebrating Josephine Baker’s entry into the Pantheon in Paris. He will present a set of short silent films showcasing the iconic entertainer’s brilliant career, as well as several recently restored silent films by cinema pioneer Georges Méliès. They will be accompanied by an original score performed live on the piano by Bromberg himself.

Since 1985, Serge Bromberg has made it his mission to preserve and screen all types of vintage films, and for some 30 years he has been hosting and providing the musical accompaniment for shows around the globe. He will elaborate on the story of the evening’s films during a French Series discussion after the screening.

The doors of La Maison Française will open at 5:15 P.M.

Evening program:
5:15 - 6:00 P.M.: Cash bar
6:00 - 7:00 P.M.: Remarks and screening
7:00 – 7:30 P.M.: French Series Discussion with Serge Bromberg

Message to attendees from La Maison Française:
This event has a limited capacity and masks are required inside the building.
To ensure maximum safety for all our guests, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Please remember to bring ID for the check-in. Should you have any questions please contact