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Bad Company/Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes

Bad Company/Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes

Bad Company/Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes

1963/1967 / 107min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JEAN EUSTACHE

Bad Company (also known as Robinson’s Place) hangs out with a couple of suburban pinball-lovers looking to pick up girls. Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes (which Eustache made with film stock given to him by Godard left over from Masculin fémimin) follows a habitually unemployed layabout, played by Jean-Pierre Léaud, trying to woo women and keep himself warm as winter approaches—ultimately finding work as a street-corner St. Nick. In his first two films, Eustache established his remarkable talent for precise anecdotal narratives about shiftless, hormonally driven young men.

Introduced by Molly Haskell on March 13th.