"French New Wave Essentials" Film Program

Museum of Arts & Design

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The Museum of Arts and Design and Museum of the Moving Image are launching “French New Wave Essentials,” presenting the best and most influential films of French New Wave.

Relive one of the most legendary moments in 20th century culture, through beautifully presented screenings of some of film history’s most famous works. Included in the series are two films that prefigured the New Wave: Jean-Pierre Melville’s soulful, American-influenced gangster drama Bob le Flambeur, and Roger Vadim’s wildly popular And God Created Woman, a celebration of the modern spirit of post-war France in the form of Brigitte Bardot. The remainder of the series is dedicated to masterpieces by the loosely allied group of writer-directors who revolutionized world cinema beginning in 1959: François Truffaut (The 400 Blows, Jules and Jim), Jean-Luc Godard (Breathless, A Woman Is a Woman, Vivre Sa Vie, Alphaville, Pierrot le Fou), Eric Rohmer (La Collectionneuse, My Night at Maud’s), Claude Chabrol (Les Bonnes Femmes), Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad), Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and Agnès Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7, Le Bonheur). All films will be shown in 35mm prints, many in recently restored versions.

[Image: Agnès Varda "Le Bonheur" (1965) 75 mins. Photo: Photofest]



from July 11, 2009 to August 30, 2009
Saturdays & Sundays, Screenings from 2pm & 4pm

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