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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 - Sun, Dec 4, 2011
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Featuring a New 35mm Print of THE BRIDE WORE BLACK!

Co-presented by the French Film and TV office in Los Angeles, French Embassy

December 2 - 4, 2011, at the Egyptian Theatre

Like his contemporaries Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer and Rivette, François Truffaut (1932 - 1984) began as a critic for the legendary French journal Cahiers du Cinema, where as a young man he wrote passionately about films - particularly American genre films - he had seen and admired. Eventually he put his theories into practice, and his debut feature, THE 400 BLOWS, was a sensation upon its release in 1959; along with Godard’s BREATHLESS, it announced a new kind of cinema: the French New Wave. Truffaut spent his career veering from one kind of movie to another: from the deeply personal autobiography of the Antoine Doinel films to genre exercises like SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER and THE BRIDE WORE BLACK. He also gave the international cinema one of its greatest masterpieces, JULES AND JIM, and influenced everyone from Spielberg and Scorsese to Paul Mazursky and Blake Edwards. Truffaut himself was profoundly influenced by Alfred Hitchcock, and the lessons of Hitchcock are visible throughout Truffaut's oeuvre.

"Truffaut learned from his master the secret of the uncanny: expanding or contracting time, centering on faces or objects, adding density to his images through a montage of characters looking that infuses everyday reality with a morbid anxiety."
- Cyril Neyrat, Cahiers du Cinema/Le Monde

Join us for a retrospective of Truffaut’s finest works, including STOLEN KISSES and THE LAST METRO. THE BRIDE WORE BLACK will screen in a newly restored 35mm print!

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise.

Egyptian TheatreFri, Dec 2, 2011 - Sun, Dec 4, 2011
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Fri, Dec 2, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Dec 3, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Dec 4, 2011 - 7:30pm
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