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The 400 Blows

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The 400 Blows
François Truffaut, 1959

Zero for Conduct

Jean Vigo, 1933
Thu, Aug 2, 2007 7 PM
See Truffaut at his best along with an influential classic in one evening.

Truffaut's enduring classic The 400 Blows follows the filmmaker's young alter ego, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud), as he copes with an unhappy home life and boredom at school while trying to stay out of trouble on the streets of Paris. A direct influence on Truffaut, Zero for Conduct is Jean Vigo's portrayal of the traumas of a boys' boarding school, cast from his own memories. (41 mins., 35mm)

Second film start time: 8:50 PM.

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