Series sponsor: Colby College Cinema Studies
The Maine Film Center is thrilled to present another season of Monday Night Movies at the Waterville Opera House. This season’s monthly offerings include 7 of world cinema’s greatest (yet under-appreciated!) films screened in 35mm. The series kicks off with Wings of Desire on October 21 and also includes: Picketpocket, Comfort and Joy, Kwaidan, The Spirit of the Beehive, The Life of Oharu, and Red Desert. All film screenings will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $9 ($5 for students) and will be available online in advance or at the door. A series pass (admits 1 to each screening) can also be purchased for $50. Film descriptions appear on the MFC website at www.mainefilmcenter.org, and you may also download a PDF flyer.
November 18, 2013
France – 1959 – 75 minutes
In French with English subtitles
Robert Bresson’s incomparable tale of crime and redemption follows Michel, a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris. As his compulsion grows, however, so too does his fear that his luck is about to run out. Tautly choreographed and crafted in Bresson’s inimitable style, Pickpocket reveals a master director at the height of his powers. Bresson’s movies are about transcendence, spirituality, the inner soul, never revealed so enthrallingly as in this remarkable and underseen masterpiece.
Sponsored by Colby College Department of French & Italian