Beyond the Canon: Touki Bouki + Breathless
Film Beyond the Canon: Touki Bouki + Breathless Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Jun 29, 2019
  • 2PM
Running Time: 175min

Godard’s defining New Wave landmark starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg screens alongside Senegalese master Djibril Diop Mambéty’s lesser-known firecracker couple-on-the-run cinematic odyssey.

+ Touki Bouki will screen first, followed by Breathless
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)

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Touki Bouki

Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty
With Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall
1973, 85min, DCP


Senegalese master Djibril Diop Mambéty achieved international renown with his firecracker debut feature, a couple-on-the-run caper in which a rebellious cowhand-biker and his university student lover turn to petty crime in order to escape Dakar for a new life in Paris. Combining New Wave-inspired experimentalism with a vérité eye for everyday life, Mambéty mines the tensions between Africa and Europe, urban and rural, tradition and modernity.


Dir. Jean-Luc Godard
With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger

1960, 90min, 35mm


Godard’s landmark debut came to define New Wave cool, a whiz-bang blend of American pulp cinema conventions and freewheeling stylistic experimentation (off-the-cuff location shooting, handheld camerawork, now-iconic jump cuts). Jean-Paul Belmondo channels Bogart as a two-bit tough guy running from the law while romancing Jean Seberg’s trés chic American in Paris.