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Film Classics in 35mm! Jean-Pierre Melville 100. 50th Anniversary!

LE SAMOURAÏ

aka THE GODSON
France | 1967 | Jean-Pierre Melville

Alain Delon plays a solitary, mostly silent contract killer in this spare, stylish Jean-Pierre Melville masterpiece that, for five decades now, has influenced other major filmmakers—from Martin Scorsese and Jim Jarmusch to John Woo, who once called it “the closest thing to a perfect movie that I have ever seen.” Delon’s hit man is wanted by both his employers and the police, and his only “friend” is a female eyewitness to his crime. Has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes! Color print from France! Subtitles. 105 min.

Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners. Thanks to Amélie Garin-Davet, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York.

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Saturday 5/20
Sunday 5/21
8:50pm
6:30pm
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