MADE IN U.S.A.
1966, Rialto Pictures, 85 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Paula Nelson (Anna Karina, in her final Godard film) arrives in Atlantic-Cité from Paris to find out that her former lover and colleague has died. As she investigates, bodies start dropping amid encounters with a gangster and the waters just keep getting muddier. Keep your eyes peeled for a brief but memorable appearance by singer Marianne Faithfull.


JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V.
1988, Cinelicious Pics, 97 min, France, Dir: Agnès Varda

Jane Birkin started as an actress during London’s Swinging ’60s, sang duets with Serge Gainsbourg (whom she married), earned plaudits for humanitarian work … and is the subject of this delightful imaginary biopic. Birkin and director Varda are longtime friends, and this film emerges as a portrait of two talented artists who have challenged limitations placed on women in culture and society. In French with English subtitles.


MASCULINE FEMININE
MASCULIN FEMININ: 15 FAITS PRECIS
1966, Rialto, 110 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Literary lion wannabe Jean-Pierre Léaud chases budding yé-yé star Chantal Goya, then gets a job as an unlikely opinion pollster. A portrait of youth and sex, with the story repeatedly interrupted: A woman blows away her husband; Brigitte Bardot rehearsing in a bistro; a Swedish art-film-cum-sex-film within- a-film, etc., topped by Léaud’s probing off-camera questioning of “Miss Nineteen.” In French with English subtitles.


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