The 400 Blows

Film/Video

All images courtesy Janus Films

The 400 Blows

François Truffaut, 1959

Zero for Conduct

Jean Vigo, 1933

Summer Abroad: A Tribute To Janus Films

Join us on a 13-film cinematic world tour with stops in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Spain, Japan, and the former Yugoslavia. This summer's series is a tribute to Janus Films, the legendary distributor of foreign films (and sister company to the Criterion Collection. The company was established at the beginning of the golden age for art house cinema in the U.S. and was instrumental in introducing American audiences to such directors as Ingmar Bergman, François Truffaut, and Akira Kurosawa. Each film will be screened in a new 35mm print provided by Janus Films.

Thu, Aug 2, 2007 7 PM

See Truffaut at his best along with an influential classic in one evening.

Truffaut's enduring classic The 400 Blows follows the filmmaker's young alter ego, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud), as he copes with an unhappy home life and boredom at school while trying to stay out of trouble on the streets of Paris. A direct influence on Truffaut, Zero for Conduct is Jean Vigo's portrayal of the traumas of a boys' boarding school, cast from his own memories. (41 mins., 35mm)

Second film start time: 8:50 PM.

Special offer: Bring your ticket stub from any Summer Abroad film to the Surly Girl Saloon in the Short North this summer and receive a 15% discount on food purchases (Sun-Thu). You can also sample cool cocktails inspired by these movies.