SLO FILM FESTIVAL: APRIL 25-30 2024 ENCORE MAY 1-5

A MAN ESCAPED (1956)

SPONSORED BY: Coastal Awakening & KVEC News Talk 920 AM 96.5 FM

Every year The Coastal Awakening—a loose collection of writers, workers, surfers, artists, students, and film buffs—sponsors a film series grouped around a single theme dear to the creative spirit of the residents of the Central Coast. Each film is introduced “live” by various scholars, film makers and experts. This year they are presenting films celebrating “Mindfulness and Contemplation.”

A Man Escaped or The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth (1956) concludes this series. Considered by many the greatest prison escape movie of all time, the legendary French director Robert Bresson turns Andre Devigny’s memoir of life in the French Resistance into a stunning, meditation on the deepest meanings of freedom, struggle, and inner liberation. The director Jean-Luc Godard said of Bresson, “He is to French Cinema what Dostoyevsky is to the Russian novel and Mozart is to German music.” Considered Bresson’s “masterpiece” this film will be introduced by one of the Monks from the Monastery of the Risen Christ. Brief discussion to follow.

More films in this series: GROUNDHOG DAY, THE MATRIX

NOT AVAILABLE DURING THE VIRTUAL ENCORE FESTIVAL.

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4:30 PM — Palm Theatre

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DIRECTOR(S):Robert Bresson
PRODUCER(S):Alain Poiré, Jean Thuillier
SCREENWRITER(S):André Devigny, Robert Bresson
RUN TIME: 99 Minutes

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