September 23, 2012, @ 2:00 pm
(Francois Truffaut, UK 1966, 112 min.)
A long-time passion project for Truffaut, this off-kilter adaptation of the beloved novel by Ray Bradbury (1920–2012) envisions a post-literary society where interactive TV rules every home and books are burned in the public square by so-called firemen. One fireman (Oskar Werner) begins to question his marriage and his vocation after meeting a dissenting free spirit (Julie Christie) on the monorail, setting him off on a dangerous path of unorthodox book preservation. A big-budget production whose innate strangeness makes today’s blockbusters look timid.