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

LA 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 DUSSELDORF
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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 ROBERT HOSSEIN TRIBUTE

BLONDE IN A WHITE CAR / TOI LE VENIN  6:00

Toi le venin - Blonde in a White Car

After a bizarre encounter with a mysterious blonde in her car involving both sex and gunplay, a man decides to track her down…but neglects to be careful what he wished for! With Marina Vlady as a woman who is too sexy for her wheelchair.

(1958) 92 mins. Adaptation by Robert Hossein & Daniel Hortis from the novel by Frédèric Dard. Photographed by Robert Juillard. Music by André Hossein. With Robert Hossein, Marina Vlady, Odile Versois.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

DEATH OF A KILLER / LA MORT D'UN TUEUR  7:45

Released from prison, a man returns home to confront the man whose actions caused his incarceration. Complications ensue when he discovers that his sister is now living with the man: things escalate quickly. The first of three films Hossein made with his then-girlfriend Marie-France Pisier

(1964) 80 min. Dir. Robert Hossein Dialogue by André Tabet & Georges Tabet. Scenario/adaptation by Claude Desailly, Louis Martin & Robert Hossein from a story by Robert Hoseein. Photographed by Jean Boffety. Music by André Hossein. With Robert Hossein, Marie-France Pisier, Simón Andreu, Robert Dalban, Jean Lefebvre, André Toscano, Arlette Merry.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

FALLING POINT / POINT DE CHUTE  9:20

The kidnapping of a young girl (Pascale Rivault) becomes perilous when one of the criminals falls in love with her. Hossein's first (and only) neo-noir is atmospheric and astringent. With Johnny Hallyday, aka "The Elvis Presley of France"—intense and tacitrun in his role as the smitten kidnapper. U.S. PREMIERE

(1970) 85 mins. Dir. Robert Hossein. Scenario/adaptation by Robert Hossein and Claude Desailly. Photographed by Daniel Diot. Music by André Hossein. With Johnny Hallyday, Pascale Rivault, Robert Hossein, Albert Minski, Robert Dalban.

Toi le venin - Blonde in a White CarMort d'un tueur - Death of a KillerMort d'un tueur - Death of a Killer