This one by Vincent Canby predicts My Night At Maud’s will “prove irresistible.” He even dared to call the film “civilized!” (but added a qualifier, of course). Full text here (click for larger image):
As Canby mentions, Maud’s is the first of Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales to be released in the US (it was number 4 of 6 in the series to be completed). The following article discusses the overall growth and success of French films in 1969 (click for larger version):
My Night at Maud’s plays NWFF June 19-25 at 7pm.