Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, June 11, 2011

2:00 PM

Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless (1959) – the story of a petty hoodlum (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his girlfriend (Jean Seberg) on the streets of Paris – was one of the most revolutionary and influential films of the French New Wave. It was a particularly powerful experience for Oscar-winning film editor Richard Chew, who will introduce this special screening and will follow it with a showing of a 2001 film he edited, I Am Sam, starring Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer. It's a movie Mr. Chew feels was greatly influenced by Breathless, and he'll present the reasons and discuss both films with the audience during an intermission between the two films.
This event is made possible by the Bob Allison (Allesee) Endowed Chair in Media in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University. Mr. Chew appears courtesy of the Visiting Artists program of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Tickets are $5.00; DIA members free!