This Saturday: CINEMA FRANCAIS: TRUFFAUT & MELVILLE
Though very different filmmakers in outlook and aesthetics Francois Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Melville were each Inspired by certain American contract directors who had left their personal stamp on films, despite the rigid constraints of the studio system, Along with fellow directors Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, et al, Truffaut was an early innovator in the “nouvelle vague” style, and one of its most commercially successful practitioners. Melville, a generation older than Truffaut and his cohorts, was known for a pragmatic, rigorous, and austere approach to his art. Melville’s gangster tales in particular proved a major influence on crime films from the 1960s onwards.
The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus' annual Young People's Concert is tailored for young audiences and enjoyable for the entire family. Enjoy this delightful collection of past performances with Conductor Steven Schick as host and educator.