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. . . 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 »

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Repertory Pick: Louis Malle’s Final Documentary in Pittsburgh

July 06, 2017

Louis Malle’s intimate portrait of the American immigrant experience, commissioned on the centenary of the Statue of Liberty, screens in Pittsburgh this weekend. 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 »

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