ENJOY THE SILENTS

Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine

Directed by
Louis Feuillade

Our monthly silent film series continues with Fantômas – À l’ombre de la guillotine, the nearly feature-length first chapter of the epic, cliffhanger-laden crime serial that ushered in a new phase in cinema’s takeover of French culture.

Local film historian and series curator Kelly Robinson will provide an introduction prior to the film. Admission is $5.

The cunning criminal Fantômas steals from and murders members of the nobility in a posh hotel, escaping despite all security precautions and leaving a mysterious calling card. He is pursued by the brilliant Inspector Juve of the Surete, but manages to stay one step ahead of him through his exploits.

France
1913
54
minutes
• Rated
NR

Starring
René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior


Events

DATEWednesday 1/23
7:30 pm