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L’Argent (Money)

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

L’Argent (Money) poster

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
In his final film, Bresson tells the story of a counterfeit 500-franc note that is cynically passed from person to person until it finally reaches Yvon, whose life it eventually destroys. Read more

Le diable probablement (The Devil Probably)

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production shot from Le diable probablement (The Devil Probably)

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURDAYS NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
Perhaps the darkest film of Bresson’s career, The Devil Probably is a minimalist masterpiece characteristic of the style of his later films. Read more

Lancelot du Lac (Lancelot of the Lake)

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production shot from Lancelot du Lac (Lancelot of the Lake)

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
In Lancelot of the Lake, Bresson presents a hauntingly subtle treatment of the classic Arthurian legend of the King, his Queen Guinevere, Lancelot, and the other knights of the Round Table.  Read more

Four Nights of a Dreamer (Quatre nuits d’un rêveur)

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production shot from Four Nights of a Dreamer (Quatre nuits d’un rêveur)

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
Four Nights of a Dreamer tells the story of the relationship between Jacques, a young painter, and Marthe, who after a near-tragic first meeting, spend the following nights wandering the streets of Paris, sharing their fantasies and dreams. Read more

Un femme douce (A Gentle Woman)

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production shot from Un femme douce (A Gentle Woman)

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
A young woman kills herself, leaving no explanation to her grief-stricken pawnbroker husband. Read more

Mouchette

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

Mouchette poster

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
With Mouchette, Bresson give us one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film. Read more

Au hasard Balthazar

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production still from Au hasard Balthazar

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE THE CINEMATHEQUE
Bresson’s profound masterpiece Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind, and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Read more

Pickpocket

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production shot from PICKPOCKET

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE - THURDSAY NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
One of Bresson’s most admired and influential works follows Michel, a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris. Read more

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