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Diary of a Country Priest
October 29, 2011 - October 30, 2011
Screening Room


Diary of a Country Priest
By Robert Bresson
Sat, Oct 29, 7:30pm • Sun, Oct 30, 2pm • Screening Room

One of the greatest films by one of the greatest filmmakers in history. Adapting the classic novel by Georges Bernanos, Bresson worked directly from original dialogue and Bernanos’ own diaries to chronicle the tormented soul of a young country priest scorned by his parish. A simple voice-over accompanies images of the priest’s journal entries to illuminate his progression from torment to grace. Bresson scholar/Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader purportedly based Travis Bickle’s spartan regimen on the priest’s meager lifestyle. The new 60th anniversary print restoration features all-new subtitles, clarifying the dialogue like never before. (1951, 114 min, 35mm)

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  • Diary of a Country Priest
    Oct 29, 2011 6:30pm
    Oct 30, 2011 1:00pm
    Screening Room
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