The 400 Blows

    Friday October 26, 2012 @ 9:30 PM

    1959, France, François Truffaut, 99 min.

    Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier

    Introduced by author Annette Insdorf

    Free with a $7 bar minimum




    Bits of bliss:

    1. A misunderstood and attention deprived young adolescent who delves into a life of petty crime looking for happiness

    2. The film marks Truffaut’s passage from leading critic of the French New Wave to his emergence as one of Europe’s most brilliant auteurs

    3.  Won the Best Director Award at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival

    About the Speaker 

    Annette Insdorf is Director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University, and a Professor in the Graduate Film Division of the School of the Arts.  She is the author of "Francois Truffaut," a study of the French director's work; Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust; Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Philip Kaufman (UIP, 2012), the first book about this filmmaker. Dr. Insdorf’s commentaries can be heard on numerous DVDs, and she has interviewed over one hundred film celebrities in her popular "Reel Pieces" series at the 92nd Street Y.


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