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The Soft Skin


Images courtesy of Janus Films

The Soft Skin
Francois Truffaut, 1964


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Thu, Sep 1, 2011 7 PM
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 7 PM

"One of Truffaut’s best and rarest films!"—New Yorker

In The Soft Skin, a married literary critic (Jean Desailly) meets a young stewardess (Francoise Dorléac) on a Lisbon lecture tour and tries to continue the affair back in Paris despite the hurdles his daily life presents. Truffaut wanted to depict "a truly modern love affair, in planes and elevators, all the harassments of la vie quotidienne." (119 mins., 35mm)

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See iconic actress Jane Birkin through the eyes of filmmaker Agnès Varda in a special double feature on Saturday, October 10. 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.