Spend your Sunday enjoying French cinema in San Francisco with a tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Gabin are the focus in a “prelude” to the French Film Noir Festival curated by Don Malcolm at the Roxie Theater.
Belmondo’s work before his international breakout in Jean-Luc Godard’s BREATHLESS is showcased Sunday afternoon October 24, 2021, with Chabrol’s WEB OF PASSION (À DOUBLE TOUR – 1959) and Marcel Carne’s THE CHEATERS (LES TRICHEURS – 1958).
On Sunday evening, Gabin’s iconic comeback in TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI / HANDS OFF THE LOOT! is a rare instance of Don Malcolm breaking his rule of “no so well-known films!” But GRISBI has been off screens too long, and it’s all part of the setup for a remarkable second feature. LES GENS SANS IMPORTANCE / PEOPLE OF NO IMPORTANCE shows Gabin’s range while reminding us that not all noir revolves around heists and murders—sometimes even true love can lead one astray.
Dates: October 24, 2021
Address: Roxie Theater 3117 16th Street, San Francisco
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