(James Ivory, France/US 1995, 139 min., English and French w/subtitles)
In Person! James Ivory! Tackling the story of one of history’s most enigmatic figures, James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala lend their unique visions to the true story of Thomas Jefferson’s relationship with Sally Hemings. During his time as Representative to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Jefferson is entangled in an affair with a married woman. When his daughter returns from France, he is drawn into another affair—this time with his daughter’s slave. Ivory’s portrait of this conflicted and contradictory character exhibits his versatile and insightful storytelling abilities. Ivory will join us for an introduction and Q&A. Tickets: General: $12, Member/Student: $10. No Take-10s or Admit-One passes.