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Sat, Aug 5, 2017
10:00pm
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JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE AT 100
LE SILENCE DE LA MER

Presented by the American Cinematheque, the French Institute, the French Embassy in New York, the French Film & TV Office of the French Consulate and the Jean-Pierre Melville Foundation. Special thanks to TV5MONDE, now streaming the best of French-language films online with Sling TV.

Program begins with:

“24 heures de la vie d'un clown” (1946, 18 min. Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville) Jean-Pierre Melville narrates his first film, a slice-of-life look at Beby the clown between performances at Paris’ Circus Medrano. In French with English subtitles.

Followed by:

LE SILENCE DE LA MER
1949, Janus Films, 88 min, France, Dir: Jean-Pierre Melville

Based on the popular Vercors novel about occupied France, director Jean-Pierre Melville’s feature debut is largely set in a French home commandeered by the Nazis for one of their officers (Howard Vernon). The uncle (Jean-Marie Robain) and niece (Nicole Stéphane) who live there cooperate grudgingly, refusing to speak to their German guest, though over time his friendly overtures have their effect. Made outside the French studio system on a shoestring budget, with extensive use of location shooting and natural light, this involving drama helped plant seeds that would later blossom as the French New Wave.


Feature in French, German and English with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP | DCPs courtesy of the Institut Français. Special thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Aug 5, 2017 • 10:00pm
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