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French Film Noir Series

In conjunction with the exhibition States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945–1960, the Norton Simon Museum presents essential French films noirs from the 1950s and 1960s. The featured films, made in postwar France, are contemporary to Picasso’s lithographs, made in Paris and the French Riviera. All films are presented in French with English subtitles.

All films are free with museum admission and are presented in French with English subtitles. Films will be screened November 4, 11, 18, and December 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm each night. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. No reservations are taken.

Running films

Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)
Directed by Jacques Becker
Friday, November 4, 5:30-7:05pm

Rififi (1955)
Directed by Jules Dassin
Friday, November 11, 5:30-7:30pm

Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
Directed by Louis Malle
Friday, November 18, 5:30-7pm

Shoot the Piano Player (1960) 
Directed by François Truffaut
Friday, December 2, 5:30-6:40pm