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Tournées Film Festival: ‘Bande à part’ 

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm CST November 12

Location: Campbell Student Union Auditorium

Join us at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 in the the Campbell Student Union Auditorium for “Bande à part” (“Band of Outsiders”), part of the Tournées Film Festival. This event is free for those with a Carthage ID or $3 per film for the general public (cash only).

Screenings of “Bande à part” take place on:

  • Nov. 10 — 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 12 — 7 to 9 p.m.

“Band of Outsiders” serves as the perfect introduction to the work of the seminal artist credited as Jean-Luc Cinéma Godard. The film puts the leading New Wave director’s love of B-movies and detective novels front and center, with the story of a heist carried off by the unlikely trio of two shiftless Paris guys and the moony au pair they both love, but is at its most exhilarating with its famous “digressions”. The legendary line dance in a Paris café or the whirlwind trip to the Louvre, in which the trio break the record for the fastest museum visit. Along with this constant playfulness, the film’s mix of youthful ebullience and romantic tragedy, its interplay between the gritty black and white images of Paris and Godard’s poetic voiceover, and the thrilling moments in which the camera seems to break with the narrative to capture the young actors’ very essence create a particularly enjoyable primer in the art of the New Wave, as well as Godard’s most accessible film. Made as a gift to his wife and muse Anna Karina, to help her out of a period of depression, “Band of Outsiders” has a buoyancy that would soon be replaced by the sharper critique and harder edges of Godard’s political films of the late sixties. Also starring the boisterous Claude Brasseur and intense Sami Frey, “Band of Outsiders” is an unforgettable ode to youth, Paris, and cinema.

Watch the film’s trailer

English subtitles are available. A discussion will follow each film. Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de I’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

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Location: Campbell Student Union Auditorium