(1962 François Truffaut)
FORMAT: 35mm film
RUNTIME: 105 minutes
WHEN: Friday Jan 15 and Saturday Jan 16 @ 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday Jan 17 @ 3 p.m.
WHERE: 5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
ADMISSION: FREE for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for
Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission
Acclaimed French director François Truffaut's third and, for many viewers, best film is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel by Henri-Pierre Roché. Set between 1912 and 1933, it stars Oskar Werner as the German Jules and Henri Serre as the Frenchman Jim, kindred spirits who, while on holiday in Greece, fall in love with the smile on the face of a sculpture. Back in Paris, the smile comes to life in the person of Catherine (Jeanne Moreau); the three individuals become constant companions, determined to live their lives to the fullest despite the world war around them. An influential film that has grown in stature over the decades, Jules et Jim was often viewed by the counterculture of the 1960s as a cinematic proponent of the free-love movement, but in actuality the picture is a statement against such a way of life.