Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Feb 20, 2014
7:30pm

FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY: THE FILMS OF JEAN-LUC GODARD
Double Feature!
BAND OF OUTSIDERS / VIVRE SA VIE
50th Anniversary!

BAND OF OUTSIDERS
BANDE À PART
1964, Rialto Pictures, 97 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard told his backers he was delivering a sequel to BREATHLESS, but instead he created this offbeat meditation on politics, philosophy and the American gangster movie. Combining playful slapstick with sudden bursts of violence, this tale of three bumbling thieves (one of whom is played by Godard's then-wife and muse, Anna Karina) is one of the director's most original and entertaining works. Musical score by Michel Legrand. In French with English subtitles.


VIVRE SA VIE
1962, Janus Films, 80 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

With dark-rimmed eyes and her iconic bob haircut, Anna Karina stuns as Nana, a restless young Parisian who descends into prostitution when her aspirations to become an actress falter. Recently separated from her husband, Nana is completely alone except for her heartless pimp and the women she knows from hooking in the banlieue. Godard goes bleak here while retaining his dazzling visual ingenuity: The close shots of Nana's face as she watches the close shots of Maria Falconetti's face in Dreyer's THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC are silently moving, while Nana's pool hall dance of gleeful abandon is now a classic New Wave moment. In French with English subtitles.


Screening format: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Thu, Feb 20, 2014 • 7:30pm

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