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Film Series : Godard: The First Wave

EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF

(SAUVE QUI PEUT [LA VIE])

(SAUVE QUI PEUT [LA VIE])

Show Times

  • Sat, Feb 28th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Mar 2nd 6:00pm

“Should be seen by everyone interested in movies or in life, without hesitation or delay.”
— Jonathan Rosenbaum

After a dozen years in the anti-cinema wilderness, Godard returned to the height of his powers with this playful, deeply personal work that he calls “my second first film.” The plot interweaves three main characters: a film editor (Baye) fleeing the pressures of city life, a prostitute (Huppert) selling her body but keeping her soul, and a director named Paul Godard (Dutronc) whose marriage is breaking up. With its coolly perverse eroticism, its innovative use of slow-motion camerawork, and its bold connections of art, commerce, and prostitution, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF remains one of Godard's most provocative and bracingly beautiful films. In French with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)

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