The French Had a Name for It: A Gallic Twist on an American Genre

by Pam Grady

All roads lead to Trenton, NJ after a young black man is lynched in the postwar American South in I Spit on Your Graves (J’irai cracher sur vos tombes) , Michel Gast’s 1959 fever dream revenge thriller, a surreal standout among the dozen rarelyseen titles that make up The French Had a Name for It, the latest film noir series at San Francisco’s Roxie Theater. Continue reading