Film Series : Recently Restored 2016

Elevator to the Gallows

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

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

Show Times

  • Sat, Sep 10th 6:30pm
  • Sun, Sep 11th 3:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 15th 6:00pm

"Stylish screen'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. This 2K DCP digital restoration from Rialto Pictures was a smash hit in its August opening at the Film Forum in New York. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Recently Restored film on any Saturday or relevant Sunday in September or October, and get a ticket for the second Recently Restored film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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