The Alliance Française, Chicago is sponsoring the premiere of William Le Baron Jenney: In His Own Words, a french-language film on his life and work, and particularly on his French education and the influence of Parisian culture on his later life. Some of the impetus for this project came about as a result of a Jenney symposium in Paris in 2012. I was pleased to take part in that, and I have been delighted to play a very small role (research, not starring) in the film itself. It’s in French, but an English transcript will be available.
Making it all the more unmissable, Robert Bruegmann will be giving a talk beforehand situating Jenney’s Chicago work and French education.
The screening will take place at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 8 at 54 W. Chicago Ave. Admission is free but reservations are required–call (312) 337-1070 to save a place. More information is available on the Alliance Française website.