THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 2: Lovers & Other Strangers

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First show: November 06
Rare French noir returns to the Roxie, taking audiences deeper into a world lost to film audiences for more than half a century. Familiar stars, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Lino Ventura are again seen in unfamiliar but compelling roles.

FRIDAY, NOV 6 THROUGH MONDAY, NOV 9
The French Had a Name for It

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LAST NOVEMBER turnaway crowds at San Francisco’s Roxie Theatre discovered that the French did more than give film noir its name—they made unique and incredible noirs of their own. Twelve films over four days left audiences breathless—and we’re not talking about the Jean-Luc Godard film, either!

THIS NOVEMBER Midcentury Productions plants both feet onto that undiscovered continent of French film noir, taking audiences deeper into a world lost to film audiences for more than half a century. Familiar stars (Brigitte Bardot, Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Lino Ventura) are again seen in unfamiliar but compelling roles, suggesting that their iconic allure is tied to the dark world of noir.

From Mick LaSalle – SF Chronicle/SFGate.com:

“This year’s edition is the equal of last year’s. It’s 12 films in four days, and there’s not a weak selection in the whole lineup….France had advantages that Hollywood didn’t have. The most crucial one is that France had little or no censorship. This meant that whole areas of the human experience were available for explorationand filmmakers didn’t have to be careful about how they said things…[The films are] sophisticated in the ways that they portray the dynamics of crime, marriage and adultery…. You can walk into any showall of them double featuresand be assured of seeing something good.”

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Brigitte Bardot in The Light Across the Street

Friday, November 6

Brigitte Bardot/Jean Gabin

THE LIGHT ACROSS THE STREET 6:00,10:15
THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR MARRIAGE 8:00

Saturday Matinée, November 7

Marina Vlady/Mylene Demongeot

THE WICKED GO TO HELL 2:00
NIGHT HEAT 3:45

Saturday Evening, November 7

Julien Duvivier/Marcel Carné

GATES OF THE NIGHT 6:00, 9:45
IMPASSE OF TWO ANGELS 8:00

Sunday Matinée, November 8

Daniel Gélin

THREE DAYS TO LIVE 2:00
THE LOVERS OF LISBON 3:45

Sunday Evening, November 8

Ginette Leclerc

THE RAVEN 6:15, 10:00
TROUBLED WATERS 8:00

Monday November 9

Simone Signoret/Bernard Blier

BACK TO THE WALL 6:00, 9:45
THE SEVENTH JUROR 8:00

 

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