The River Cities Film Series: CHAOS

The River Cities Film Series: CHAOS
Friday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.

McDonough Auditorium
Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio

The free River Cities Film Series ( finishes its February run with the gripping fable CHAOS (Not Rated, France, 2001, 104 minutes). Praised by the NY TIMES as “a gripping feminist fable with a savage comic edge,” CHAOS examines sexism and racism in modern Europe as it chronicles the relationship between a middle-class French couple and an Algerian prostitute who is brutally beaten by a criminal gang. Writer-director Coline Serreau is adapting the film into an English-language remake starring Meryl Streep. Serreau’s THREE MEN AND A CRADLE was remade into a Hollywood hit in the 1980s, but the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR raved, “CHAOS is so good that no American-made version could top it. Catch it now, subtitles and all.” Contains some strong violent content. In French, with English subtitles.

McDonough Auditorium is located off of Putnam and Sixth streets. Parking is available outside the auditorium. Additional parking is available at the Hermann Fine Arts Center on Butler Street.

The River Cities Film Series (RCFS) is a non-profit organization that presents free foreign and domestic films representing some of the best examples of cinematographic art to the citizens of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Each film is preceded by a brief introduction and audience members are invited to stay afterwards for free refreshments and informal discussion.

Now in its eighth year, RCFS is funded in part by Washington State Community College (WSCC), Marietta College (MC), and Ohio Valley Eye Physicians. (


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: