Open Day: National Police Force and Cinema
The 26 june 2016
Le musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma à Saint-Tropez
The open day will be at the end of June.
The National Police Force and Cinema Museum invites you to discover the history of its building. Before becoming a symbolic place thanks to the movies about French Police Force (with Louis de Funès), this building welcomed the real Police Force from 1879 to 2003.
You carry on the visit with an explanation of the picture of the police in the cinema field, then an introduction of the cinema history in Saint-Tropez.
This particular space of the museum reveals the movies realized in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, but also the different positions available around the cinema field.
Next stop during the visit, you’ll discover the myth versus the reality of Saint-Tropez through the cinema industry.
On the ground floor, there is the Art Exhibition Hall. The first temporary exhibition is called “Georges Dudognon, regard sur le cinema de la Côte d’Azur, photographies 1949-1966” (understand “Georges Dudognon, his views about the cinema in the Cote d’Azur area, photographs 1949-1966”).
Georges Dudognon (1922-2001) is a photographer who followed the actors and actresses from Saint-Germain des Prés to Saint-Tropez. His photographs are exposed at the Tate Modern of London and at the Modern Art Museum of San Francisco.
The temporary exhibition will take place from the 1st of July until the 15th of January 2017.