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



1985, Jean-Luc Godard, France, 82 min. With Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode

Show Times

  • Sat, Feb 28th 4:45pm
  • Wed, Mar 4th 6:00pm

“One of the most radiant and tenderly religious movies ever made.”
— David Denby, New York Magazine

HAIL MARY received a Papal denunciation, generated worldwide protests, and won the International Catholic Cinema Office Award. Almost overlooked in all the furor was the film itself, a serene, sensitive, and lyrical work that translates the Virgin Birth into tangible, contemporized terms, with Mary as a basketball-playing gas-station attendant who receives the Annunciation by jetliner. In French with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)

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