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Elevator to the Gallows

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Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows

Image courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows

Image courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows

Image courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows

Image courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows

Image courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows

Image courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Elevator to the Gallows - Trailer
Elevator to the Gallows

(Louis Malle, 1958)

Film History 101

As our film heritage becomes more and more digitized, it is harder and harder for audiences to see important films in the manner in which they were originally meant to be presented: in a theater, on film, with an audience. Film History 101 is our modest attempt to keep this tradition alive. Once a month, we'll present a selection that transcends "classic" status to that of "essential"—films that are widely recognized as among the greatest the art of moving pictures has to offer.

Tue, Nov 12, 2013 7 PM

Louis Malle’s first feature Elevator to the Gallows helped usher in the beginnings of the French New Wave. With the help of her lover, Jeanne Moreau (in a star-making performance) plots the perfect murder of her husband in an inspired film-noir fusion of Robert Bresson and Alfred Hitchcock. Featuring an unforgettable improvised score by Miles Davis. (89 mins., 35mm). This film is programmed in conjunction with the Blues for Smoke exhibition, on view through December 29.

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Fall 2015 preview

Tickets are now available for our knockout fall season—this is one you won't want to miss.