Monaco in Film – Film Discussion: Monaco and the Automobile
May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The 19th century ended in an atmosphere full of optimism and certainties: Mankind was fascinated by the progress and benefits of science. And among those recent inventions, two would forever change the world and how we view it: the automobile and film. The arrival of the automobile in Monaco gave rise to a revolution in sports and culture. As an object of curiosity and fascination, the automobile has tamed the topography of a city cut down to size: In this open-air theater, it has always played the leading roles. Princes of Monaco and Monte Carlo’s aristocratic clientele are not strangers to this passion for motorsports. Using text, images, and speech, this new film discussion, in partnership with the Archives of the Palace of Monaco, will offer an account of how the Principality has become in a century, in the eyes of the world, the temple of the automobile.
May 28, 2020, 8:00 p.m. – Salle Prince Pierre
On-site parking, nightly rate from 7 p.m., 0.60c/hour