Speed Cinema Presents: Pickpocket

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Directed by Robert Bresson

Screening Times:
Friday, January 27, 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 28, 3 p.m.

Purchase tickets: http://www.speedmuseum.org/cinema/pickpocket/

“It’s one of [Bresson’s] greatest and purest films, full of hushed transgression and sudden grace.”—Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader.

A highpoint of Robert Bresson’s career, this masterpiece of criminal choreography follows Michael, a young pickpocket who bides his time working the Parisian streets, subways, and train stations. Riding on the thrill of his success, he realizes that he may be pushing his luck with every job.

Loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, the film shows the seductive power of thievery. Pickpocket has been profoundly influential to other filmmakers such as Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese and topped author and critic Susan Sontag’s top 50 films list. 1959, France, 35mm, in French with English subtitles, 76 minutes. Recommended for 13+.

Friday Film Happy Hour: Thanks to Wiltshire at the Speed, the first drink is included in your ticket purchase and offered from 6–7 pm before Friday evening screenings.
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