Day for Night/La nuit américaine

(François Truffaut, 1973, France, Italy, 116 min.)

This affectionate farce from François Truffaut about the joys and strife of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films. Truffaut himself appears as the harried director of a frivolous melodrama, the shooting of which is plagued by the whims of a neurotic actor (Jean-Pierre Léaud), an aging but still forceful Italian diva (Valentina Cortese), and a British ingenue haunted by personal scandal (Jacqueline Bisset). Both an irreverent paean to the prosaic craft of cinema and a delightful human comedy about the pitfalls of sex and romance, “Day for Night” is buoyed by robust performances and a sparkling score by the legendary Georges Delerue.

- With an introduction and post-film discussion by Renée Hirshfield, adjunct professor of film studies at Southwestern Illinois College.

- All films are in French with English subtitles.

Friday, March 24 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119

Event Type

Art & Performances, Film Series

Group

Webster University Film Series

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