Looking for an alternative to watching the Super Bowl on Feb. 6? Why not attend the Wayne County Arts Alliance’s screening of “The Rules of the Game,” a 1939 French production considered by critics to be among the greatest movies ever made?


Looking for an alternative to watching the Super Bowl on Feb. 6? Why not attend the Wayne County Arts Alliance’s screening of “The Rules of the Game,” a 1939 French production considered by critics to be among the greatest movies ever made?
Directed by Jean Renoir, son of the Impressionist painter, the movie is a biting portrayal of the French upper class during a weekend retreat to a country estate shortly before World War II. A commercial disaster, it was banned by the French government and the original negatives were destroyed by Allied bombs. Only after the war was the film painstakingly restored and its true brilliance recognized.
“The Rules of the Game” is the third movie in the Arts Alliance’s “Director’s Cut” series, which runs from Jan. 23 through March 6 and includes a selection of films by top directors from around the world. Showings are at 6 p.m. at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 32 Commercial Street in Honesdale.
A donation of $5.00 per person is suggested, to help support the activities of the Arts Alliance. The film will be preceded with a short introduction and followed by a discussion.  For more information, contact the Arts Alliance at (570) 253-6850 or visit waynecountyartsalliance.org.