The Golden Coach


7:00 PM


Programmed by Eleanor Nichols

The Golden Coach

January 9, 2025

Anna Magnani, the commedia dell’arte, and the music of Vivaldi are the highlights of this magnificent color film, called by Eric Rohmer “the Open Sesame of all Renoir’s work.” A movie about stage comedy, in which all activity and all space becomes theater. The story of Le Carrosse d’Or takes place in the 18th Century and centers around the coach which the Viceroy of Peru has had sent from Europe. His official mistress hopes that this will be among her prerequisites, but the Viceroy has fallen for the star of a traveling commedia dell’arte company. 

“My principal collaborator on this film was the late Antonio Vivaldi. I wrote the film while listening to records of his music, and his wit and sense of drama led me on to developments in the best tradition of the Italian theater.” – Jean Renoir (1953, 100 min, in English)

Thursday, January 9, 7:00 PM



Jean Renoir

Jean Renoir



Things to Know

Our Venue

THE 222 is a small intimate venue. All seats are very good and have a clear view of the stage.

Seating for this film is club style with round tables that seat four people. Open seating.

We are located at 222 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448 (707) 473-9152

Run Time

Run time is 100 minutes


THE 222 is all on ground level. There are no steps. All facilities are ADA compliant. Public parking is available on the north side of the building and along Healdsburg Ave. and Center St.

Food & Beverage Services

Wine and beverage service is available at THE 222 through Grapeseed Wines. Please come early to make sure you have time to get a drink and be comfortably situated at your table before the event.

No food service is currently provided.

Age Recommendation

We recommend this performance for ages 10 and up. Children under 5 are not admitted.

Content Advisory

This performance has no content advisory and is suitable for all audiences.

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