400 Blows screening at Bijou Film Center

Upcoming event

On Saturday, September 17, The Bijou will screen two beloved French classics: “The Red Balloon” (1956) and “The 400 Blows” (1959).

Show times: 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Admission: $5.00 at the door. No advance tickets. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be for sale.

“The Red Balloon” (1956): Color. 34 minutes. Directed by Albert Lamorisse. Cast: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier. Note: Using little dialogue, this utterly charming short French fantasy follows a boy and his balloon friend along the streets of Paris.

“The 400 Blows” (1959): B&W. 99 minutes. Directed by François Truffaut. Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy. Note: This story’s deft portrayal of a brave boy’s yearning for dignity in an indifferent world is widely seen as having launched the French New Wave.

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September Events

Sept. 2 – First Fridays Open House and The Bop Cats!
Sept. 3 – "Modern Times"
Sept. 10 – Miss Sharon Jones
Sept. 17 – "The 400 Blows" and "The Red Balloon"
Sept. 24 – Art House Theater Day w/"Danny Says"

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