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  • Close-up on actor Martin LaSalle's face; he stands behind two other people.
    PICKPOCKET
  • Actor Martin LaSalle looks at a woman who has her back turned to him.
    PICKPOCKET
  • Actor Henry Fonda stands, looking slightly worried.
    THE WRONG MAN
  • Actor Henry Fonda's face is reflected in a cracked mirror.
    THE WRONG MAN
  • Actor Henry Fonda stands with two other men, one of whom is holding his arm.
    THE WRONG MAN
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PICKPOCKET & THE WRONG MAN

Friday, August 16

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

PICKPOCKET

12:30   4:10*   7:50*  Buy Tickets

*SOLD OUT

(1959, Robert Bresson) Chronicle of a young man’s rise and fall as a master pickpocket (played by non-pro Martin LaSalle). If suspense was not unknown in the works of normally austere Bresson, little in his previous œuvre could prepare us for what amounts to a tour-de-force action scene, a series of takings, passings, and disposals in the actual Gare de Lyon. 35mm. Approx. 76 min.

“A tone poem on displaced desire... Considered by many to be Bresson’s masterpiece.”
– Chris Auty, Time Out (London)

THE WRONG MAN

2:05   5:45*   9:35  Buy Tickets

*SOLD OUT

*Critic/screenwriter Jay Cocks, co-curator with Martin Scorsese of this year’s Summer Festival of Double Features, will chat with Film Forum Repertory Director Bruce Goldstein following the 5:45 show of The Wrong Man.

(1956, Alfred Hitchcock) Returning at dawn to Jackson Heights, Stork Club bass player Henry Fonda finds himself trapped in a classic mistaken identity case. Shot in ruthlessly restrained semi-doc style on the locations of the actual case, with harrowing sequences of Fonda’s booking and arraignment, and memorable innocent-to-guilty dissolve. 35mm. Approx. 105 min.

“Has an almost Kafkaesque nightmare realism to it.”
– Pauline Kael

“Hitchcock's most somber film, unrelieved by his usual macabre humor.”
– Rod McShane, Time Out (London)