Hitchcock/Truffaut

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Our World, Our Lives: A Documentary Series


Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.
$7 Members / $10 Non-Members / Includes a glass of French wine
54 W. Chicago Avenue

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This event is possible thanks to:

Reed Centracchio

With Mimi Plauché, Chicago International Film Festival • In French with English subtitles

Hitchcock/Truffaut by Kent Jones (2015, 79 min.)

François Truffaut once interviewed Alfred Hitchcock over eight days in 1962 Hollywood and then published Cinema according to Hitchcock. The critically acclaimed cinematic version of this book highlights both iconic directors’ legendary ideas and filmmaking experiences, and includes commentary from contemporary directors and filmmakers such as Arnaud Desplechin, Olivier Assayas, Martin Scorsese and Wes Anderson. A must for all film buffs!

“Will thrill you and change the way you watch movies.” – Esquire.com

Mimi Plauché is the Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival, the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. Before joining the festival ten years ago, she was working on a doctorate in Japanese literature and film at the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan.

Short film: I Am the Passenger by Todd Lauterbach (2015, 7 min., English)

 Our World, Our Lives: A Documentary Series

At a time when alternative facts are all the rage, we return to cinéma-vérité and the documentary form at large to examine the world we live in and the people we live with.

Revisit works by seasoned French directors, such as New Wave's Agnès Varda, and discover some of the best of a booming new generation of filmmakers consistently singled out for praise by the international press.

Don't miss out on young Chicago filmmakers with a selection of short documentaries curated by the Chicago International Film Festival and presented prior to each feature. Join our guest speakers as they shed light on facts often stranger than fiction and become a critic during our post-screening discussions

Are you ready? Because anything can happen when you walk out, camera in hand, to meet reality…