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THE 400 BLOWS

  • 11:00 AM

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Part of the seriesFILM FORUM Jr.

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THE 400 BLOWS

(1959, François Truffaut) Growing up can be tough, especially when you get caught in class plagiarizing Balzac, regularly cut school, spot your mother with another man, and get nabbed trying to return a stolen typewriter– guess it’s time for reform school. Truffaut’s semiautobiographical first feature was the New Wave’s first worldwide smash hit, winning him the Best Director prize at Cannes. 14-year-old Jean-Pierre Léaud, chosen from 60 other kids, improvised much of his own dialogue, while the closing freeze-frame has already attained the immortality of endless imitation.  Approx. 99 min. DCP restoration. In French with English subtitles

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