The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Beauty and the Beast


Directed by: Jean Coctaeu


1946 | France | 93 minutes



Screening

Friday, November 30, 2018, 7pm

Matinee

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1pm

Matinee

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 4pm



Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast—is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder.


“Beauty is fragile. Magic is rare. And it's precisely the blessing of the cinema that it affords us such opportunities to indulge in fantasy." - Calum Marsh, The Village Voice


“One of the most magical of all films.” - Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun Times