Retro Revival Presents: Melville at 100

Mar. 1–8, 2018

Last October marked the 100th birthday of one of the greatest, most stylish filmmakers to ever work in cinema: Jean-Pierre Melville (1917–73). Directing a modest number of impossibly cool films—the world was robbed of his talent when he was only 55—Melville produced a nearly flawless body of work. Don’t miss this series, which includes Army of Shadows, Le Samouraï, and the gorgeous new 4K restoration of Bob le Flambeur, which critic J. Hoberman called “the cinematic birth of the cool.”

Programmed by Senior Film Programmer Andrew Jupin

Melville: An Introduction takes place in advance of the series, on Feb. 19. When you attend this special Members-Only event you’ll also receive a complimentary ticket to any film in the series.

Bob le Flambeur Mar. 1–4 “The cinematic birth of the cool!” – J. Hoberman  Suffused with wry humor, Jean-Pierre Melville’s Bob le Flambeur melds the…
Le Deuxième Souffle Mar. 2–4 With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the…
Le Cercle Rouge Mar. 2–4 Frequent Melville collaborator Alain Delon (Un Flic, Le Samouraï) plays a master thief, fresh out of prison, who crosses paths…
Le Doulos Mar. 3–4 The backstabbing criminals in the shadowy underworld of Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Doulos have one guiding principle: “Lie or die.” A…
Un Flic Mar. 5–7 Edouard Coleman (Alain Delon, The Leopard) spends his days and nights chasing criminals, but doesn’t see the crook right under…
Army of Shadows Mar. 5–8 Now perhaps Melville’s best known film, this classic about the French Resistance went unreleased in the United States (like most…
Le Samouraϊ Mar. 6–8 In his career-defining performance, Alain Delon (The Leopard) plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out…
Two Men in Manhattan Mar. 6–7 A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau (played by Melville himself, a full year before…

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