Video Association of Dallas and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – DFW co-present the French New Wave Showcase Saturday afternoons in September

French New Wave, or in French “Nouvelle Vague,” is the style of highly individualistic French film directors of the late 1950s—early ‘60s. Films by New Wave directors were often characterized by fresh techniques using the city streets as character in the films.
The New Wave films stimulate discussion about their place in the history of cinema and film. So whether a cinephile or a casual filmgoer, learn more about this distinctly French film movement. French New Wave Showcase, presented by the Video Association of Dallas and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – DFW, screens every Saturday at 4 pm at Alamo, 100 S Central Expressway, Richardson
“The French New Wave was a reaction to the bigness of Hollywood. Serious film scholars, writers and lovers started the movement to counteract the regimented Studio System. Their poetic way of taking filmmaking to the streets was immediately inspiring to a new generation of American filmmakers, showing them that creating original meaningful cinema was in reach. Their movement inspired many other cinematic moments that continue to propel cinema today,” said Bart Weiss, founder of Video Association of Dallas and founder of Dallas VideoFest, which starts its 28th year Oct. 13.

Saturday Sept 5th

Le Mépris (Contempt, 1963) Jean-Luc Godard

Saturday Sept 12th

Jules et Jim (Jules and Jim, 1962) Francois Truffaut

Saturday 19th

L’Année Derniere à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad, 1961) Alain Resnais

Saturday Sept 26th

Cléo de 5 à 7 (Cleo from 5 to 7, 1962 ) Agnes Varda and Le Jetee (1962) By Chris Marker

Tickets available at

This program is made possible in part by: The City of Richardson through the Richardson Arts Commission

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