The Movie: Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
What Is It?: François Truffaut’s kitchen-sink gangster picture goes for humor, heartbreaking pathos, action, and experimental audacity, and nails everything it attempts. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, your mother will drop dead in a sight gag worthy of Monty Python.
Why Today?: Today is National French Bread Day. Eat some while watching a classic of French cinema.