GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE
ADIEU AU LANGAGE
2014, Kino Lorber, 70 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Jury prize, the protean French director’s vibrant visual essay is also a narrative - a married woman’s relationship with a single man (and Godard’s dog, Roxy) is just the jumping-off point. Both beautiful and mischievous, this Godard masterpiece is bold in its disregard for the conventions of 3-D filmmaking, challenging the audience to discover hidden layers of imagery and making this a unique film that can only be savored in a theater. “A thrilling cinematic experience.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times. “An adrenaline shot to the brain.” - Scott Foundas, Variety. “Packed with dazzling images, the film makes 3-D feel like something brand-new to the medium.” - Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly. 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.


A WOMAN IS A WOMAN
UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME
1961, Rialto, 85 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Anna Karina, an afternoon stripper in the crummy Zodiac Club, yearns for motherhood, but live-in boyfriend Jean-Claude Brialy "isn’t ready yet," while hanger-on Jean-Paul Belmondo is more than happy to oblige. Godard’s first film in color and ’Scope, and his nearest approximation of a musical, with cinematic in-jokes and anarchic humor galore. In French with English subtitles.


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