[June 2022] Louis Malle

“Less sympathetic critics — the French ones, especially — have found Malle’s conscious eclecticism suspect, even a little distasteful: one recent New Wave history refers to his “fevered search for a style”; another haughtily dismisses him as “an intelligent producer, but an uneven auteur.” What Malle was in fact searching for was not a single style that would define him as an acceptable auteur, but, in every case, for the particular style appropriate to each of the many objects of his serial curiosity. Critics and scholars often prefer artists to have obsessions rather than wide-ranging interests; it makes the work easier to write about. But moviegoers don’t necessarily share that prejudice. They’ve always known that the right way to see Louis Malle’s movies is the way he made them: one at a time..” Terence Rafferty

Thursday, June 2 2022 | Zazie dans le Métro France 1960 d. Louis Malle w. Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret, Hubert Deschamps, Carla Marlier, Annie Fratellini, Vittorio Caprioli, Jacques Dufilho, Yvonne Clech, Odette Piquet and Nicolas Bataille. Colour. 89 m

Thursday, June 9 2022 | Le Feu follet aka The Fire Within France 1963 d. Louis Malle w. Maurice Ronet, Léna Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps, Jean-Paul, Mona Dol, Pierre Moncorbier, René Dupuis and Jeanne Moreau. Black and white. 109 m

Thursday, June 16 2022 | Place de la République France 1974 d. Louis Malle. Colour. 95 m

Thursday, June 23 2022 | Black Moon France 1975 d. Louis Malle w. Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Joe Dallesandro, and Alexandra Stewart. Colour. 100 m

Thursday, June 30 2022 | My Dinner with Andre USA 1981 d. Louis Malle w. André Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler and Cindy Adkins. Colour. 111 m