fbpx ALPHAVILLE | Gene Siskel Film Center
Film Series : Godard: The First Wave


1965, Jean-Luc Godard, France, 99 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Feb 7th 3:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 11th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 14th 4:45pm

“One of Godard's most sheerly enjoyable movies, a dazzling amalgam of film noir and science fiction.”
— Tom Milne, Time Out London

Cruising through inter-sidereal space in his Ford Galaxy, secret agent Lemmy Caution (Constantine) enters Alphaville, a computer-controlled city of the future that greatly resembles Paris in 1965. Caution’s official mission is to kidnap or kill the computer’s scientific mentor, but his personal mission becomes rescuing the scientist’s daughter (Karina) from a world without poetry or feeling. Described by Godard as “Tarzan vs. IBM,” ALPHAVILLE is one of the few science-fiction films to be forward-looking in its style rather than in its props and special effects. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital restoration. (MR)

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