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Harpur Cinema – “Elevator to the Gallows”
April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$4.00
“Elevator to the Gallows” – Louis Malle – France – 1958 – 92 min.
With Malle’s crime thriller, Harpur Cinema pays tribute to Jeanne Moreau, who passed away last July 2017. In a mesmerizing performance, the iconic actress demonstrates her unique relationship with the camera and her emotional fearlessness. Over the course of one restless night in Paris, two lovers whose plan to murder her husband goes very wrong, set off a fateful chain of events. “The film’s beauty lies in its economy, in its formal rigor, and nearly absurdist humor.” Accompanied by the legendary jazz score by Miles Davis, Moreau exhibits that “amazing, imperious walk of hers” -which would “come to seem the defining movement of the New Wave, the embodied rhythm of freedom” (Terrence Rafferty).
Won: Prix Louis Delluc