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Elevator to the Gallows

Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11, 2019

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    Staff Pick! Chosen by Caroline who says: “I chose ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS as my staff pick because it has very beautiful cinematography and there is a dreamlike quality to it that I love. The film is romantic, but also really unsettling at the same time.”

    Scheming lovers Julien (Maurice Ronet) and Florence (Jeanne Moreau) engineer the “perfect murder” of her husband. But when Julien becomes trapped in the elevator mere floors away from his recent victim, the perfect murder quickly becomes imperfect.

    “Snazzy, atmospheric Noir!” – Time Out New York

    “Moreau’s nocturnal wanderings are made unbearably poignant by an exquisite Miles Davis jazz score.” – The New Yorker

    “Delectable! Nail-biting tension!” – Village Voice

    Screening as part of our Summer 2019 series, “Weekend Classics: Staff Picks.”

    • Country France
    • Language In French with English subtitles.
    • Year 1958
    • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
    • Running Time 92 minutes
    • Director Louis Malle
    • Writer Noel Calef (novel & pre-adaptation), Roger Nimier (screenplay), Louis Malle (screenplay)
    • Editor Leonide Azar
    • Cinematographer Henri Decae
    • Cast Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin, Jean Wall, Elga Andersen