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Paris: The Luminous Years

December 7, 2012

In the early decades of the Twentieth Century, a storm of modernism swept through the art worlds of the West, uprooting centuries of tradition in the visual arts, music, literature, dance, theater and beyond. The epicenter of this storm was Paris, France.  Paris: The Luminous Years tells the story of Paris from an unprecedented point of view, not as the familiar glamorous backdrop for the revolutions that exploded there, but as active protagonist, catalyst and midwife to modernity.  The film, being rebroadcast on June 8 from 9 to 11 p.m. on PBS stations spotlights now-famous key figures in the art world's first international avant-garde, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Hemingway, Serge Diaghilev, Jean Cocteau, Gertrude Stein, Aaron Copland, Josephine Baker, Marcel Duchamp, Langston Hughes, Sylivia Beach, Janet Flanner and many more as they recount their invididual stories of why they came to Paris, whom they met, what they made there and how being in Paris transformed them and their work.

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Time: 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Station: PBS stations, Check local listings

Website: Paris: The Luminous Years