HAIL MARY
JE VOUS SALUE, MARIE
1985, Cohen Film, 107 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

This contemporary take on the Christian Nativity envisions Mary as a teen basketball player and Joseph as a dropout cabbie. Highly controversial on original release, this beautifully shot meditation on sexuality and divinity is one of Godard’s best films of the 1980s. With Juliette Binoche. “It’s my favorite foreign film since THE MOON IN THE GUTTER (the BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS of ‘art’ pictures).” – John Waters, Crackpot. In French with English subtitles.


WEEKEND
1967, Janus Films, 105 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

A portrait of society on the brink of collapse, this provocative black comedy from Jean-Luc Godard is among the director’s most rewarding films. An amoral couple (French TV stars Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne) drive to a country home to claim an inheritance, encountering radicals, cannibals, literary characters and endless traffic (in one of cinema’s great tracking shots). With Jean-Pierre Léaud. In French with English subtitles.


LA CHINOISE
1967, Kino Lorber, 99 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Philosophy student Anne Wiazemsky, actor Jean-Pierre Léaud and friends, crashing at an apartment lent to them for the summer, form a Maoist cell; and then ... Jean-Luc Godard’s tour de force of idealism, naivete and flat affect includes red accents in nearly every shot. "Amazing! Like a speed freak’s anticipatory vision of the political horrors to come!" – Pauline Kael. In French with English subtitles.


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