TONIGHT at the Palm Springs Art Museum
Cinephilia: Post War Auteur Essentials
a Free Film Screening of
directed by Francois Truffaut
at 5:30pm inside the Annenberg Theater
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.
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