GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Le Samourai (rare 35mm print!)

In addition to being one of the mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth, Greg Proops is the host of The Greg Proops Film Club: a lugubrious, salacious, verbacious monthly podcast! First up, Greg records his latest episode live, and then it’s time for Jean-Pierre Melville’s crime drama masterpiece Le Samourai, shown from an extremely rare subtitled 35mm print! Greg sez: “There is no greater solitude than that of the samurai, unless perhaps it be that of the tiger in the jungle. Terse and sexy. Broody and stylized. Fedoras and trenchcoats. Hot chicks and determined detectives. French gangster cinema at its very best. Alain Delon is gorgeous and sulky, a hit man with his own code. The cops want him, the mob wants him, the femmes dig him. But he ain’t got no friend but his pet bird (and metaphor) in a grey cage. Who can you trust when you are a super hot killer on the run in Paris? Nobody, baby. Be there, for this it is the coolest movie you will see all summer. Bring your own Gitanes; no one will be seated who isn’t up for a chase through the Metro.” Proops will deconstruct, reanimate and regale this fine classic, plus tackle 467 ancilliary tangents in an expert flick of the verbal wrist. Be there!
Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967, 35mm, 105 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Doug Benson Movie Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch the trailer for “Le Samourai”!