International film fest to screen ‘Rififi’

The International Film Festival will continue with a screening of “Rififi” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University.

Blacklisted director Jules Dassin directs a twisting adaptation of Auguste Le Breton’s novel in which four ex-cons attempt one final robbery. Francois Truffaut called it the best film noir he’d ever seen, and Roger Ebert said, “the modern heist movie was invented in Paris in 1954 by Jules Dassin, with ‘Rififi.’”

Admission to the screening is free and open to the public.