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La chinoise

1967, Jean-Luc Godard, France, 96 min. With Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto.

Show Times

  • Fri, Oct 6th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 6th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 7th 8:30pm
  • Sun, Oct 8th 3:00pm
  • Tue, Oct 10th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 11th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Oct 12th 8:15pm
Related Films: Le gai savoir
Newly restored!

"A Molotov mixture of comedy and commentary!” — Time Out New York

"The great auteur's Mao-sterpiece returns in a beautiful new restoration...It’s a beautiful, troubling, prophetic work." — Bilge Eberi, Village Voice

Coming near the end of Godard's 1960s Golden Period (between TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER and WEEKEND) and just before his dive into the deep end of political cinema, LA CHINOISE is a resonantly contradictory work, combining boldly composed, vividly colored images with an intense ambivalence toward the effectiveness of student radicalism. A group of young middle-class leftists turn an apartment into a Maoist cell — painting, playing, debating, dressing up, and listening to revolutionary pop songs ("Mao, Mao!") as they drift toward the brink of violent action. The film's palette of red-dominated primary colors dazzles in a new 2K DCP digital restoration. In French with English subtitles. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either LA CHINOISE or LE GAI SAVOIR, and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second film only. Discount available only in person at the box office.)

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