Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The 400 Blows at Upper East Side Garden

What better setting to enjoy French Cinema than a quiet sultry summer night? The Upper East Side Garden's weekly Thursday night movie features François Truffaut’s first feature, The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups). $7 admission gets you a seat in the quaint garden, a beverage and a bag of popcorn.

From the description of the film:
Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s life-long cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows sensitively recreates the trials of Truffaut’s own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. 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.
August 9, 8pm

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