Special London Screening Of Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud

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As part of the global celebrations for International Jazz Day on Sunday 30 April, the French Bureau Export, in association with 'Jazz on Film' events-organizer Offbeat, presents French director Louis Malle's mesmerising classic Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958) at the Lumiere, South Kensington SW7. 

The screening will be preceded by an entirely exclusive live set inspired by Miles Davis' improvised soundtrack for the film, performed by the French trumpeter Julien Alour in duo with Matt Ridley, one of the most oustanding new British bassists to come out of London in recent years. 

The live set will start at 4.10pm followed by the film screening and a Q&A chaired by broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre with Julien Alour and 'jazz on film' journalist Selwyn Harris on the panel.

Spencer Grady

For more info visit www.institut-francais.org.uk/cine-lumiere/whats-on/special-screenings/lift-to-the-scaffold/

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