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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail plays on October 6 and October 7 as part of the spotlight on documentary within the 54th New York Film Festival. The movie is currently without distribution. Follow our coverage of NYFF 2016 here. When you hear Steve James's name, what comes to mind? Probably Hoop Dreams, his justly lauded film about two Chicago kids and their families as they try to graduate high school. Or maybe The Interrupters, his...
Breathless (1960) and Contempt (1963) Directed by Jean-Luc Godard For its second “Return of the Double-Feature” pairing, the Film Forum staff has perceptively joined two of Godard’s outwardly very different French New Wave classics. In Breathless, based on a story by François Truffaut, Jean-Paul Belmondo breaks out in full amoral, chain-smoking swagger as Michel, a small-time hood who kills a policeman while stealing a car and attempts to enlist Jean Seberg’s pliant but ambitious Patricia in...