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International Film Series - The Crime of Monsieur Lange

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1100 TAWES
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies will host the final film of this year's International Film Series. The film will be Jean Renoir's The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936 / 80min / French with English Subtitles / France).

Little known stateside but long esteemed in Europe, The Crime of Monsieur Lange is simply one of the very greatest films directed by Jean Renoir. René Lefèvre (Le Million) takes the title role of a nebbish who clerks for a penny-press publisher by day, and by night writes feverish potboilers about a Western hero named "Arizona Jim." Lange's encyclopedically venal boss (Jeles Berry) discovers his secret and immediately starts exploiting it, as he exploits everybody and everything within range. Life sublimely imitates pulp fiction and vice versa in the brilliant screenplay by Jacques Prévert.

If you are teaching undergrads then please let them know about this screening and encourage them to attend.The International Film Series is sponsored by School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Graudate School, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Center for Literature and Comparative Studies, the Department of English, and the Institute for International Programs.

This film is free and open to the public.