Film Series : Jean-Pierre Melville: Criminal Codes

Le Cercle Rouge

The Red Circle

1970, Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 140 min. With Alain Delon, Yves Montand.

Show Times

  • Sat, Jun 3rd 5:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 8th 6:00pm

“Visually arresting and powerful! Melville was the coolest, most stylish of auteurs.” — John Woo.

This legendary, influential film is one of the crowning glories of French noir. Three criminals and one cop, all linked by the bloodlust of the chase, build to a showdown in a long, ritualistic dance of death in which the moves are defined by the underworld code of honor. A rakishly tilted fedora hat, belted trench coat, and half-smoked cigarette make the man, and Delon is the ultimate Melville hero whose cold eyes and preternatural calm have inspired generations of directors from Jean-Luc Godard to Wong Kar-wai. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Melville film on any Saturday this month, and get a ticket for the second Melville 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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