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Elevator to the Gallows

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

1958, Louis Malle, France, 91 min.
With Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet

Show Times

  • Sat, Oct 5th 3:15pm
  • Wed, Oct 9th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Oct 12th 1:00pm

"A consummate entertainment rich with the romantic atmosphere of Paris in the 1950s."—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Stylish screen poetry...it's undeniably crackling entertainment that'll have you reaching for a pack of Gauloises."—Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

Enhanced by Miles Davis's celebrated score and Henri Decae's luminous photography of nighttime Paris, Malle's elegant, jazzy first feature forms a bridge between the classic tradition of French noir and the rising tide of the New Wave. An aging war hero (Ronet) and the boss's wife (Moreau) connive to murder her husband, but their perfect crime goes spectacularly awry. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL or ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS, and get a ticket for any show of the other film 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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