Alternate Title School-Time Screening / Discussion: The 400 Blows with Commentator Charles Taylor
Production Language English;French
Country of Origin France, United States
Description Considered a groundbreaking masterpiece of cinema, The 400 Blows tells the story of an adolescent boy with an unhappy home life who falls into a cycle of petty crime and entanglement with the social service and juvenile justice systems. Based on the director's own childhood, this sensitive and moving film has a true-to-life resonance with moments of humor, poignancy, and tragedy. The story provides a point of comparison for today's youth who may see the same challenges in contemporary society. Through this film, the director Truffaut was credited with contribuitng to the development of a new cinematic langague that led to the French New Wave.
Includes pre-screening preparation workshop, teacher study guide, post-screening discussion with Charles Taylor.