Remembering François Truffaut film screening: Shoot the Piano Player

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François Truffaut takes his first dip into American pulp with this adaptation of the David Goodis novel Down There, and he comes out with an homage to the film noirs he loved. Charlie (Charles Aznavour) is bar pianist with a secret past who prefers solitude, but his interactions with a waitress (Marie Dubois) and his on-the-run criminal brothers dispel his quiet life. Alternating between humor, excitement and melancholy, this unconventional crime film is just as preoccupied with the difficulty of romantic relationships as it is with gun fights.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


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