FILM : Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur Pour L’echafaud)

October 13, 2009

Wolgin Prize Finalist Sanford Biggers selected films to be screened in conjunction with his Temple Gallery exhibition.  This week’s film is:

Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur Pour L’echafaud), 1957 (92 minutes)
Wednesday, October 14, 7pm

Tyler School of Art, 12th and Norris Streets, Lower Level, B004
Cohosted by STOOP, Tyler School of Art

Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows is a “film noir” suspense thriller set to a Miles Davis soundtrack. A man who has fallen in love with his boss’ wife plans a murder to look like suicide so he can be with his love, but nothing goes as planned.

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