TWO MEN IN MANHATTAN
Monday, May 8
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
(1959) The French delegate is a no-show at the UN, as AFP (Agence France Presse) cameraman Pierre Grasset and reporter Melville (himself) cherchez la femme — there are four of them — with multiple betrayals and stinging revelations along the way, in 50s time capsule, partly-location-shot New York. DCP. Approx. 94 min.
“The choreographic rendition of Melville’s devotion for the American noir and the demonstration of his ability to make it his own avoiding prosy pastiches.”