Boudu Saved From Drowning

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24  11:30 AM,
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26  7 PM.

“Jean Renoir’s effortless 1932 masterpiece is as informal, beguiling, and subversive as its eponymous hero, a tramp who is saved from suicide by a Parisian bookseller and ends up taking over his benefactor’s home, wife, and mistress. Michel Simon’s Boudu is one of the great creations of the cinema: he’s not a sentimental, Chaplinesque vagabond, but a smelly, loutish big-city bum; all he’s got going for him is his unshakable faith in his perfect personal freedom…” (Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader)

1932 Dir. Jean Renoir. 1.33:1 B&W DCP 85 min. In French with English subtitles.