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Pickpocket (1959) Directed by Robert Bresson

  • The Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pickpocket (1959) Directed by Robert Bresson

Presented by Walter E. Langsam

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

This incomparable story of crime and redemption from the French master Robert Bresson follows Michel, a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris. As his compulsive pursuit of the thrill of stealing grows, however, so does his fear that his luck is about to run out. A cornerstone of the career of this most economical and profoundly spiritual of filmmakers, Pickpocket is an elegantly crafted, tautly choreographed study of humanity in all its mischief and grace, the work of a director at the height of his powers. - Criterion (76 min)

Walter E. Langsam is a retired architectural historian and historic-preservation consultant, who specialized in the historic architecture and architects of the Cincinnati area. He taught for 30 years at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) and also at OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. He is the author of Great Houses of the Queen City, with photographs by Alice Weston, and has contributed to various other books and videos on local architecture, as well as giving numerous lectures and tours. He has long considered film the major distinctive art form of the 20th century, and Robert Bresson the most significant director, from both a cinematic and a spiritual standpoint.

Free with $5 suggested donation