Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Mon, Jun 22, 2015
7:30pm

THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT: RARE FRENCH FILM NOIR, 1948-1963
Double Feature!
LE SEPTIÈME JURÉ / DÉDÉE D'ANVERS
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Midcentury Productions, with the support of the French Film & TV Office, French Consulate.

For more on the series "The French Had A Name For It," visit MidcenturyProductions.com.

Join us in the lobby at 6:30 PM and celebrate Gallic gangsters at a pre-screening reception!
LE SEPTIÈME JURÉ
THE SEVENTH JUROR
1962, Pathé International, 90 min, France, Dir: Georges Lautner

Dependable character actor Bernard Blier is given his chance to shine in a lead role here as Grégoire Duval, a man facing a predicament: After accidentally killing a local strumpet, he finds himself on a jury that must decide the fate of a man who he alone knows is innocent. As Duval comes to realize the depths of provincial perniciousness, this sordid story takes a strange and tragic turn. With Danièle Delorme as Duval’s icy, manipulative wife. In French with English subtitles.


DÉDÉE D'ANVERS
1948, 86 min, France, Dir: Yves Allégret

Bursting through the echoes of “poetic realism” contained within its narrative, this underworld drama showcases the emergence of Simone Signoret, a hooker with a hankering for a better life. The original femme fatale, Signoret is both luminous and complex, presaging a series of follow-up performances in similarly themed films over the next half-decade. A trio of indelible actors (Marcelo Pagliero, Marcel Dalio, Bernard Blier) provides Dédée with ecstasy, agony and sympathy, respectively. In French with English subtitles.


Please note that the series postcard lists the order of these films incorrectly; they will be played in the order they are listed above. | Screening formats: DCP (LE SEPTIÈME JURÉ) and DVD (DÉDÉE D'ANVERS)
Aero Theatre • Mon, Jun 22, 2015 • 7:30pm

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