By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 8, 2009 at 6:46AM
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will help re-open Lincoln Center's newly renovated Alice Tully Hall with the U.S. premiere of Christophe Barratier's "Paris 36," the Opening Night selection of The Film Society and Unifrance's annual film series, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. The screening will take place on Thursday, March 5, at 8:00 p.m. "We are thrilled to be a part of the celebrations for the re-opening of Alice Tully Hall," says Mara Manus, executive director of The Film Society, in a statement. "The breathtaking new Grand Foyer and theatrical space will be an incomparable home for our community of film lovers for years to come." "Paris 36" is a period musical comedy from the writer/director of "The Chorus," stars French comedian Gerard Jugnot as the manager of a 1930s music hall that is scheduled to close. The 14th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema will continue through March 15 with screenings at The Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and the IFC Center.