Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Sep 7, 2019
4:00pm

THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 5
PURPLE NOON
Presented by Midcentury Productions and the American Cinematheque, in association with the French Film & TV Office, French Consulate, with the support of the Alliance Française Los Angeles.
Introduction by Don Malcolm of Midcentury Productions.
35 mm!

PURPLE NOON
PLEIN SOLEIL
1960, Janus Films, 117 min, France/Italy, Dir: René Clément

Alain Delon was at his most impossibly beautiful when PURPLE NOON made him an instant star. He plays Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged, devil-may-care acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet) back to the United States. What initially seems a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft and murder. This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley is crafted with a light touch that allows it to be at once suspenseful and erotic, and features some gorgeous location photography of coastal Italy.


In French, Italian and English with English subtitles.
Aero Theatre • Sat, Sep 7, 2019 • 4:00pm

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