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Band of Outsiders + Vivre Sa Vie double feature

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Band of Outsiders.
Placate the Parisian in you at this double feature of French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard's filmsboth starring his then-wife and muse, Anna Karina. First up is Band of Outsiders, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Godard’s idea of a heist picture is like nothing that had ever been seen before. Inspired by various American gangster flicks, expect a strange, unceasingly inventive pastiche. It'll be followed by the decidedly bleaker Vivre Sa Vie, a chic tragedy recasting the archetypical fallen angel as a modern would-be actress who descends into prostitution. On a lighter note, Karina's pool hall dance scene in the film has become a classic moment in New Wave cinema.