. . . And the Pursuit of Happiness Film Still

. . . And the Pursuit of Happiness

Louis Malle

 
  • France, United States
  • 1986
  • 81 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • French, English
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In 1986, Louis Malle, himself a transplant to the United States, set out to investigate the ever-widening range of immigrant experience in America. Interviewing a variety of newcomers (from teachers to astronauts to doctors) in middle- and working-class communities from coast to coast, Malle paints a generous, humane portrait of their individual struggles in an increasingly polyglot nation.

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Film Essays

Eclipse Series 2: The Documentaries of Louis Malle

By Michael Koresky April 23, 2007

Deservedly celebrated for the astonishingly diverse array of narrative features he made over a nearly forty-year career, Louis Malle was in fact even more multifaceted than this body of work . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Eclipse Series 2: The Documentaries of Louis Malle

By Michael Koresky April 23, 2007

Deservedly celebrated for the astonishingly diverse array of narrative features he made over a nearly forty-year career, Louis Malle was in fact even more multifaceted than this body of work . . . Read more »