THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT / FRENCH FILM NOIR 1946-64

FRI—MON, NOV 14—17, 2014 ▪ ROXIE THEATER
Presented by Mid-Century Productions and I Wake Up Dreaming

FRIDAY, NOV 14

MANON

(1949) 6:00, 10:15

LA VERITÉ
THE TRUTH

(1960) 8:00

SATURDAY MATINEE, NOV 15

LES MAUDITS
THE DAMNED

(1947) 1:30

UNE MANCHE ET LA BELLE
A KISS FOR A KILLER

(1957)  3:30

SATURDAY NIGHT, NOV 15

TOI LE VENIN
BLONDE IN A WHITE CAR

(1958) 6:15, 9:45

UN TEMOIN DANS LA VILLE
WITNESS IN THE CITY

(1959) 8:00

SUNDAY MATINEE, NOV 16

DÉDÉE D'ANVERS

(1948) 1:30

EN CAS DE MALHEUR
LOVE IS MY PROFESSION

(1958) 3:15

SUNDAY NIGHT, NOV 16

CHAIR DE POULE
HIGHWAY PICKUP

(1963) 5:30, 9:30

VOICI LE TEMPS DES ASSASSINS
DEADLIER THAN THE MALE

(1956) 7:30

MONDAY, NOV 17

LA P... RESPECTUEUSE
THE RESPECTFUL PROSTITUTE

(1952) 6:00, 9:45

J'IRAI CRACHER SUR VOS TOMBES
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVES

(1959) 7:45

*Note that all films will be shown with English subtitles.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014TWO BY CLOUZOT

MANON   6:00, 10:15

Manon

In between the highly touted QUAY DES ORFEVRES (1947) and LA SALAIRE DE PEU (1952) the often-clinical Clouzot indulged his most fervid powers of lurid extrapolation with MANON, his deliriously dark reworking of the notorious Abbé Prévost novel Manon Lescaut. Clouzot modernizes the tale of star-crossed Parisian lovers and transplants their escape location from eighteenth-century New Orleans to post-WWII Palestine to wondrous visual effect (courtesy of long-time Clouzot cinematographer Armand Thirard).

Baby-faced Cécile Aubry sets the tone and look for a series of blond bombshells that will populate French noir of the fifties. With Michel Auclair and Serge Reggiani. Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot (1949, 100 min.)

LA VERITÉ / THE TRUTH  8:00

La verite - The Truth

The emergence of Brigitte Bardot signaled a sea change in how sexuality was depicted on screen, and her superstardom provoked a firestorm of controversy and backlash. LA VERITÉ traded on that notoriety and placed itself squarely in the middle of the French culture wars, with Bardot literally and figuratively "on trial" for her lack of decorum. Flashbacks ignite the sordid tale of her character's misplaced loved for a narcissistic composer (Sami Frey) and become the basis of a furious courtroom battle when she is charged with his murder. With Paul Meurisse and Charles Vanel as the bickering barristers. Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot (1960, 122 min.)

Manon

La verite - The Truth