The Raven

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MOMA, Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters

11 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10020

Category: Theaters

Region: West 40s

Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot (1943). In his brilliantly nasty second feature, Clouzot takes a clinical pleasure in detailing a small town’s moral disintegration and morbid sexuality as it is “terrorized” by a writer of anonymous poison-pen letters. This deeply unflattering social portrait, in which all authority is held up to ridicule, was attacked, and briefly banned, after the Liberation as collaborationist. Seen today, it seems more an exposé of, than an apology for, occupied France.
Sat., Dec. 17, 7:45 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 18, 2:30 p.m., 2011
 
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