Monday Indie Movie Club special event! The Sixth Annual Classic French Film Festival celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. The featured films span the decades from the 1920s through the 1980s (with a particular focus on filmmakers from the New Wave), offering a comprehensive overview of French cinema. Complete program here.
This meet up is for film Band of Outsiders, showing Saturday June 14th at 12:00pm, at the St. Louis Art Museum.
Band of Outsiders / Bande à part
Sat, Jun 14th at 12:00pm
Four years after “Breathless," Jean-Luc Godard re-imagined the gangster film even more radically with “Band of Outsiders,” which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In the film, two restless young men (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of both of their fancies (Godard muse Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery – in her own home. This audacious and wildly entertaining French New Wave gem is at once sentimental and insouciant, effervescently romantic and melancholy, and it features some of Godard’s most memorable set-pieces, including the headlong race through the Louvre and the unshakably cool Madison dance sequence.
Calling the film Godard’s “loveliest movie, his tenderest and most accessible,” Salon says “Band of Outsiders” is “about the tyranny of living a life of movie-fed fantasies, and while it makes us see the poverty of those fantasies, it also makes them unaccountably rich, poetic, sad.” Time Out New York describes the film as “a strange, unceasingly inventive pastiche, and one of his best,” and the Village Voice rhapsodizes over Raoul Coutard’s “radiant cinematography,” declaring that there is “beauty and otherworldliness in its every shade of grey.”
Jules and Jim / Jules et Jim follows on Sat, Jun 14th at 2:30pm at the Saint Louis Art Museum for anyone interested!
Where: Saint Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park
Admission: $12 general admission; $10 for students, Cinema St. Louis members, Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) members, and Alliance Française members; Webster U. screenings free for Webster U. students.
Advance Tickets: Advance tickets for Saint Louis Art Museum screenings can be purchased beginning June 3 through MetroTix at metrotix.com and[masked]-1111. Tickets purchased through MetroTix will incur a service fee; the service fee is waived for advance tickets purchased in person at the museum’s information centers or box office.