Museum Films is partnering with Rialto Pictures to deliver newly restored film classics straight to your living room! We’re pleased to share Band of Outsiders, Jean-Luc Godard’s effortlessly cool and endlessly influential reimagining of the Hollywood B-movie. Screening as part of Museum Films’ virtual holiday series Christmas in Paris!
One $10 ticket is good for a 3-day pass to see Band of Outsiders. 50% of each sale supports OKCMOA and its mission. Passes available December 22. Click here to purchase a pass.
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“Would-be tough guys Franz (Sami Frey) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur) have little better to do than drive around Paris and act out scenes from B movies. But when they team up with Franz’s English-class crush, wide-eyed Odile (Anna Karina), to plot a burglary, they stumble into the gap between play-acting and reality. Godard said, “it is not the people who are important, but the atmosphere between them.” The atmosphere arises not only from the actors’ interplay—their dance in a cafe and their sprint through the Louvre are among the most memorable and joyous moments in Godard’s cinema—but from Raoul Coutard’s exquisitely bleak cinematography and Michel Legrand’s jaunty, melancholy score. Pauline Kael called the film “like a reverie of a gangster movie. . . . 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.” – Juliet Clark, BAMPFA
Director Jean-Luc Godard | 1964 | In French with English subtitles | 95 minutes | NR