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.


HEAVEN CAN WAIT
1943, 20th Century Fox, 112 min, USA, Dir: Ernst Lubitsch

No, not the one with Warren Beatty, but the glorious Technicolor fantasy in which newly deceased Don Ameche arrives in Hell and reviews his life to learn if he’s going to remain Down There or not. With Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main, Eugene Pallette (did this guy ever take a vacation?), Spring Byington and a marvelous turn by Laird Cregar as a very genial…could it be Satan!?


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