THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT '21

RETURN OF THE SUPPRESSED •"GREAT FILMS, LESS FILLING!"

OCT 24  NOV 12-14  DEC 12 / ROXIE THEATRE

Presented by Mid-Century Productions

SUN MATINÉE, OCT 24
Belmondo before BREATHLESS

À DOUBLE TOUR
WEB OF PASSION

(1959) 2:00

LES TRICHEURS
THE CHEATERS

(1958) 3:45

SUN EVENING, OCT 24
Gabin: Familiar & Rare

TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI
HANDS OFF THE LOOT!  

(1954) 6:45

DES GENS SANS IMPORTANCE
PEOPLE OF NO IMPORTANCE

(1956) 8:30

FRI, NOV 12
Hossein Tribute

TOI LE VENIN
BLONDE IN A WHITE CAR

(1958) 6:00

LE MORT D'UN TUEUR
DEATH OF A KILLER

(1964) 7:45

POINT DE CHUTE
FALLING POINT

(1970) 9:20

SAT MATINÉE, NOV 13
At the dawn of film noir

LES AMOURS DE MINUIT
THE LOVERS OF MIDNIGHT

(1931) 1:30

AU NOM DE LA LOI
IN THE NAME OF THE LAW

(1932) 3:45

SAT EVENING, NOV 13
The best of '65

COMPARTIMENT TUEURS
THE SLEEPING CAR MURDERS  

(1965) 6:30

PIÈGE POUR CENDRILLON
TRAP FOR CINDERELLA

(1965) 8:30

SUN MATINÉE, NOV 14
Vampiric "heroes"

LE SILENCE DE LA MER
THE SILENCE OF THE SEA

(1949) 1:30

LE VAMPIRE DE DUSSELDORT
THE SECRET KILLER

(1965) 3:15

SUN EVENING, NOV 14
Triangles have sharp edges!

VOICI LE TEMPS DES ASSASSINS
DEADLIER THAN THE MALE

(1956) 6:30

VOYAGE SANS ESPOIR
JOURNEY WITHOUT HOPE

(1943) 8:45

SUN MATINÉE, DEC 12
NOIR NOEL: Hossein Tribute

LES SALAUDS VONT EN ENFER
THE WICKED GO TO HELL

(1956) 2:00

LE MONTE-CHARGE
PARIS PICK-UP

(1962) 4:00

SUNDAY MATINÉE, NOVEMBER 14 VAMPIRIC "HEROES"

THE SILENCE OF THE SEA / LE SILENCE DE LA MER  1:30


Melville's first, based on Vercors' surreal account of a "strange Occupation" by a Nazi officer, augmented by Howard Vernon's vampire-like presence. A noir love story like no other.

(1949) 86 min. Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Melville from the 1942 novel by Jean Bruller using the pseudonym "Vercors". Photography by Henri Decaë. Music by Edgar Bischoff. With Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaroe, Georges PatriX. Denis Sadier.

SUNDAY MATINÉE, NOVEMBER 14

THE SECRET KILLER / LE VAMPIRE DE DÜSSELDORF  3:15

Hossein transforms himself into gnomic serial killer Peter Kurten in his spectral, spooky reimagining of Fritz Lang's M, and bringing the impetus for the "noir impulse" full circle in the process. The last of his three collaborations with "sixties wild child" Marie-France Pisier.

Dir. Robert Hossein (1965, 89min.) Dialogue by André Tabet & Georges Tabet. Screenplay by André Tabet, Georges Tabet & Robert Hossein from a story by Claude Desailly & Robert Hossein. Photographed by Alain Levent. Music by André Hossein. With Robert Hossein, Marie-France Pisier, Roger Dutoit, Danik Patisson, Michel Daquin.