Film Series

Sunday, August 05, 2007
Les Bas-fonds (Underground)

Part of Jean Renoir in the Thirties

Date + Time

Sunday, August 05, 2007
3:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


1936, 95 min.

Based on a play by Maxim Gorky, Underground (also known as The Lower Depths) anticipates the social realist cinema of the 1940s and 1950s and has affinities with the films of Marcel Carné, such as Hôtel du Nord. Renoir explores a low-life world of drinking, gambling, prostitution, and poverty but creates an upbeat tale inspired by the political optimism of the day. The film stars the incomparable Jean Gabin, who was as essential to 1930s French cinema as Renoir.

Admission + Ticketing

$7 general; $5 SFMOMA members. Does not include Museum admission. Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

Film titles are subject to change.

Film at SFMOMA is generously supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

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