Truffaut's Wild Child

 The Calgary Cinematheque is hosting a screening of Francois Truffaut's 'The Wild Child' (1970) tonight at the Plaza Theatre, 7pm.  French New Waver Truffaut both directs and acts in the film, playing the part of an 18th century French country scientist who endeavors to civilize a feral young boy found in a forrest. 

The Cinematheque group feature excellent introductions and q & a sessions contextualizing screenings, and this time out they have scored a newly restored 35 mm print of the film so it promises to be a rare moviegoing event.

To watch a trailer for the film, click here.

I love the grainy look of the film poster featured below. Sadly, my hair is looking a lot like the wild child's. Image found here.