The Moderns

Carolyn Pfeiffer: A Cinematic Life

Introduced by author Carolyn Pfeiffer

In post-World War I Paris, a struggling artist (Keith Carradine) is hired to forge paintings, causing him to cross paths with his ex-wife (Linda Fiorentino) and her powerful new husband. The cast of The Moderns also features Geneviève Bujold, Geraldine Chaplin, and Wallace Shawn.

About Carolyn Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer grew up in the United States, moved to Europe after college, and currently resides in Marfa, Texas. Early in her career she became Claudia Cardinale’s assistant in Italy, later working for Alain Delon and Omar Sharif before establishing a public relations company in London. Pfeiffer also produced and distributed films in Jamaica and the United States, including a longstanding collaboration with Alan Rudolph.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

The Moderns

Directed by Alan Rudolph
(USA, 1988, 126 minutes, in English)
Brown Auditorium Theater, 35mm


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