Don't miss at the IFC Center “The Films of Louis Malle” which spotlights the work of one of France’s most celebrated filmmakers.
Screenings take place Fridays through Sundays at 11:00AM, with added shows on holiday Mondays through March 30.
"It may be hard to see this remarkable director's work whole, but it's worth the effort, and worth even the melancholy of realizing there's no one quite like him making movies now. He was something then." -
Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times
FEB 8-10: LACOMBE, LUCIEN (1974)
A young boy is shunned by the Resistance, and forced to join the Gestapo, in Malle's autobiographical account of his experience in France during the occupation. Featuring a score by Django Reinhardt.
FEB 15-18: ATLANTIC CITY (1980)
Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon star in Malle's acclaimed May-December crime picture, set against the backdrop of seedy Jersey.
FEB 22-24: HUMAIN TROP HUMAIN (1974) with Vive Le Tour (1962)
A companion piece, of sorts, to PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE, this evocative documentary explores the mechanization of a Citroen auto plant. With Vive Le Tour, Malle's short look at the Tour de France.
FEB 29-MAR 2: MURMUR OF THE HEART (1971)
In Malle's gentle (and controversial) comedy, a precocious 15 year-old in Dijon comes of age with a helping hand from his mother.
MAR 14-16: MY DINNER WITH ANDRE (1981)
It's all talk in Malle's renowned conversation piece, depicting an evening's worth of playful and philosophical banter between the playwright Wallace Shawn and director Andre Gregory.
MAR 21-23: CALCUTTA (1969)
Edited down from footage from his six-hour opus Phantom India, Malle's travelogue vivdly captures the sights and sounds of one of India's largest cities.
MAR 28-30: MAY FOOLS (1990)
After the death of their matriarch, a family fights, reconciles, and flees when the protests of '68 threaten to disrupt their insulted lifestyle.
One of Louis Malle's most famous film was AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (1987), a poignant friendship blossoms between two boys -- one Catholic, one Jewish -- at a French boarding school during WWII. You can find the DVD on www.amazon.com