Cinema du Mois: Bande a Part – A Film Noir (1964) By Jean-Luc Godard, January 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

WHEN: January 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
WHERE: All Saints Church-Parish Hall, 555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
COST: $15 for General Public; $10 for Members
CONTACT: Max Bouchard 650-380-6932

Synopsis One of pioneering director Jean-Luc Godard’s most accessible films is this French spin on Dolores Hitchens’ novel Fool’s Gold. It tells the tale of three disaffected youths who plan a burglary, leading to deadly results. The alienated young trio is marvelous, particularly Anna Karina, and the early scenes of their clearly overdeveloped fantasy lives are splendidly handled. Something of a companion piece to Godard’s classic À Bout de Souffle, its young characters have the same odd mixture of fatalism and starry-eyed naivete that is, by turns, appealing and tragic.