Jazz on Film Screening: Elevator to the Gallows

Jazz on Film Screening: Elevator to the Gallows
Courtesy of Rialto Pictures

The directorial debut of French filmmaker Louis Malle, Elevator to the Gallows is an atmospheric thriller that brings together the beauty of actress Jeanne Moreau (in the role that catapulted her to international stardom), rich black and white cinematography by Henri Decaë (who also lensed films by François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol), and an improvised musical score by jazz great Miles Davis.

This classic Noir-meets-New Wave film signaled a turning point in French cinema, just as the now-legendary score signaled new musical directions for Davis.

Event Details

When

6.7.14 | 7:00 pm

Where

1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

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Ticket Info

$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.