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Film Programs
Jacques Becker: Poet of the Commonplace
Casque d’or

September 22 at 2:00
East Building Auditorium

Becker evokes turn-of-the-century Paris in Casque d’or — but it’s a world of petty thieves, pimps, and prostitutes and a tale of gangland passions and treachery. “A film of great plastic beauty, a moving portrait of life in Belleville in a style that recalls old engravings and the films of Feuillade. Becker makes his characters come to life [and] Simone Signoret, in the full bloom of her beauty, gives the performance of her career” — Georges Sadoul. (1952, subtitles, 94 minutes)

courtesy Photofest

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The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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