TONIGHT at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Cinephilia: Post War Auteur Essentials

a Free Film Screening of

400 Blows

directed by Francois Truffaut

at 5:30pm inside the Annenberg Theater

The Synopsis

This semi-autobiographical treasure from the French New Wave film movement follows the misadventures of a neglected young Parisian boy, based largely on the director’s own experiences growing up. A young Parisian boy, Antoine Doinel, neglected by his derelict parents, skips school, sneaks into movies, runs away from home, steals things, and tries (disastrously) to return them. Like most kids, he gets into more trouble for things he thinks are right than for his actual trespasses. Unlike most kids, he gets beaten with a big stick. He inhabits a Paris of dingy flats, seedy arcades, abandoned factories, and workaday streets, a city that seems big and full of possibilities only to a child’s eye.

400 Blows movie trailer

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Tonight // 5:30pm / / Palm Springs Art Museum

FREE Foreign Film Screening // 400 Blows