PICKPOCKET & THE WRONG MAN
Friday, August 16
12:30 4:10* 7:50* Buy Tickets
(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
*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)