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Bande à part—Band of Outsiders (8:45 PM)

April 21

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Ticket Price: $4
Times: 8:45 PM

1h 35min | 1964 | French with English subtitles
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Written by: Dolores Hitchens (novel), Jean-Luc Godard (screenplay)
Cinematography: Raoul Coutard
Music by: Michel Legrand
Starring: Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, Danièle Girard, Sami Frey

Four years after Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard reimagined the gangster film even more radically with Band of Outsiders (Bande à part). In it, two restless young men (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of both of their fancies (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.

Cinephile slackers Franz (Sami Frey) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur) spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile (Anna Karina). The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or frolicsome romps through the Louvre. Eventually, their romantic view of outlaws pushes them to plan their own heist, but their inexperience may send them out in a blaze of glory — which could be just what they want.


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