Night Moves: Claude Chabrol & Arthur Penn

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Night Moves: Claude Chabrol & Arthur Penn

Time: December 3, 2010 at 6pm to December 9, 2010 at 7pm
Street: 165 W 65th St., New York
City/Town: New York City
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Event Type: chabrol, penn, cinema
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Latest Activity: Dec 9, 2010

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“I’m known mainly for making movies about people shooting and cutting each other up,” remarked Arthur Penn of his own body of work, though he might just as soon have been speaking about the films of his French contemporary, Claude Chabrol. The most prolific member of the Nouvelle Vague, Chabrol averaged a movie per year from his debut in 1958 through his final film in 2009, specializing in delicious Hitchcockian thrillers and scathing indictments of bourgeois decadence. Meanwhile, back in Hollywood, Penn was emerging as the American filmmaker most directly influenced by the New Wave, with the existential paranoia of Mickey One and the form-shattering jolt of Bonnie and Clyde (a movie famously passed on by both Godard and Truffaut). On the occasion of their recent passing, we salute these giants of cinema—and longtime friends of the Film Society—with a combined retrospective.


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