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“My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank—who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband.

How to watch

  • The film will be available to watch from Monday, February 8, 1:00 pm PT until Wednesday, February 10, 1:00 pm PT via Eventive
  • It will be available to watch from the US and CANADA ONLY
  • RSVP Invitation will be sent to members on February 4
  • RSVP's must be received by 10:00 am PT on February 8
  • The watch link will be sent at or shortly before 1:00 pm PT on February 8 from noreply@eventive.org 
  • Conversation with Director Azazel Jacobs will play immediately after the film
  • This screening WILL count toward your member screening allotments

Event Details

Date: Feb 08 1:00 p.m. to Feb 10 - 1:00 p.m. Event Has Passed

Director Azazel Jacobs

Prior to French Exit, Azazel Jacobs wrote and directed The Lovers for A24, which opened domestically in 2017 to critical acclaim and leading specialty box office. Starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, his screenplay was later nominated for a 2018 Independent Spirit Award. Before this, he directed the two seasons of the SKY/HBO show, Doll & Em (2014- 15), in addition to serving as a writer and producer. 
In 2012, CinemaScope magazine cited Azazel as one of the 50 Best Directors Under 50. His film Terri, written by renowned novelist Patrick deWitt (The Sisters Brothers) and starring John C. Reilly leading an ensemble cast, premiered in competition at Sundance 2011 and in competition internationally at Locarno & the BFI London Film Festival’s “Film On The Square.” In addition to receiving the Youth Jury Award at Locarno, Terri garnered both Gotham and Spirit Award nominations (Acting & Screenplay). 
Azazel’s award-winning film Momma’s Man quickly became one of the most lauded films of the year after premiering at Sundance 2008. It landed on many “best of” lists (including Salon, Time Out NY, New York Post, Artforum, and Entertainment Weekly), and upon its domestic release by Kino International, Manohla Dargis declared it in the New York Times to be “independent film defined.”

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