Presented as a part of the 14th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival
(Jean-Luc Godard, 1960, France, 90 minutes)
There was before “Breathless,” and there was after “Breathless.” Jean-Luc Godard burst onto the film scene in 1960 with this jazzy, free-form, and sexy homage to the American film genres that inspired him as a writer for Cahiers du cinéma. With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, “Breathless” helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same. The program serves as a tribute to the charismatic French actor Belmondo, who died on Sept. 6 of last year.
Intro and discussion by Kathy Corley, documentary filmmaker and professor emerita of film at Webster University.
Sponsored by Jane M. and Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation
Venue: Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium in Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.
Tickets: Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for students and Cinema St. Louis members. Webster U. students are admitted free. Advance tickets can be purchased through the Cinema St. Louis website (Link Below).
Passes: Two types of passes are available: Five-Film Passes are $65, $50 for CSL members; All-Access Passes are $120, and $95 for CSL members.
Saturday, August 13 at 7:30pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119