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Band of Outsiders

Bande à part

1964, Jean-Luc Godard, France, 97 min.
With Anna Karina, Sami Frey

Show Times

  • Sun, Jan 19th 5:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 22nd 6:00pm

"This lyrical tragicomedy is perhaps Godard's most delicately charming film...It's as if a French poet took a banal American crime novel and told it to us in terms of the romance and beauty he read between the lines."—Pauline Kael

BAND OF OUTSIDERS’ resonant mix of wintry melancholy and high-spirited digressions (including the Louvre dash and the famous “Madison” dance) has made it one of Godard’s best-liked films with audiences, critics (“Perhaps Godard’s loveliest movie”—Charles Taylor, Salon.com), and filmmakers (notably Quentin Tarantino and Hal Hartley). Two guys (Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur) compete for a girl (Karina) in their English class and concoct a movie-fed scheme to burgle her aunt’s villa. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)

In the documentary WHAT SHE SAID, Quentin Tarantino reveals that reading Kael's review of BAND OF OUTSIDERS led to his discovery of his own aesthetic. You can read that review in this link

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL, and get a ticket for any one film in the Kael's Causes Célèbres series at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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