New 4K restoration! Film Series : The Complete Jean Vigo

Zero for Conduct

Zéro de conduite

1933, Jean Vigo, France, 49 min.


Show Times

  • Fri, Nov 30th 4:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 1st 5:45pm
  • Wed, Dec 5th 7:45pm

"Beautiful...still has the power to shock and surprise."—Noel Megahey, DVD Times

Based on his own boarding—school experiences, Vigo's iconoclastic comedy is a series of semi—surreal skits and gags loosely centered on a clique of four juvenile troublemakers and culminating in a full—scale uprising. The film's constantly unpredictable style serves as a perfect analogue for its anarchic attitude toward regimentation and authority. Booed and banned when first released, it has influenced numerous schoolboys—in—revolt films, including THE 400 BLOWS, IF..., and THE BUTCHER BOY. Preceded by Vigo's short films TARIS and À PROPOS DE NICE (see below). In French with English subtitles. Silent films with prerecorded music score. New 4K digital restoration. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either L'ATALANTE or ZERO FOR CONDUCT, 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.)



1931, Jean Vigo, France, 10 min.

A whimsical documentary about a champion swimmer. New 4K digital restoration.

À propos de Nice

À propos de Nice

1930, Jean Vigo, France, 24 min.

A subversive travelogue that peeks under the skirts (sometimes literally) of the Riviera resort. New 4K digital restoration.

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