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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.


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.


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