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Doors open 7PM | Film starts at 7:30PM
Q&A with Eleanor Coppola after show

General Admission:

Free Admission for Film Club Members

$10 for Member Guests and General Public


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Event Info

Film Club Event Featuring after show Q&A with director Eleanor Coppola

Paris Can Wait is a 2016 comedy film directed, written and co-produced by Eleanor Coppola. It stars Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, and Arnaud Viard, and was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and released on May 12, 2017. Directed by Eleanor Coppola at age 80, it is her first time directing a narrative drama film, her previous directorial films all being documentaries.


Anne (Diane Lane) is in Cannes with her husband Michael (Alec Baldwin), a prominent movie producer. As the festival ends she learns that the vacation she and her husband were supposed to go on in Paris will be slightly delayed as they need to go to Budapest first. They plan to fly to Paris, but the pilot suggests Anne not fly due to an ear infection. Michael’s producing partner Jacques (Arnaud Viard) offers to drive Anne to Paris himself.

What is supposed to be a short car ride quickly devolves into a pleasant leisurely trip as Jacques, a French foodie, can’t resist taking any opportunity he can to stop every hour or so to sample new food. He is also openly flirtatious with Anne but she begins to question his intentions when he repeatedly uses her credit card to foot the bill for the gourmet meals they are sampling.

Director: Eleanor Coppola
Theatrical release poster

Theatrical release poster

Directed by Eleanor Coppola
Release date

September 12, 2016

Running time
1h 32m
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English