New 4K restoration! Film Series : The Complete Jean Vigo


1934, Jean Vigo, France, 89 min. With Michel Simon, Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté


Show Times

  • Fri, Nov 30th 2:15pm
  • Fri, Nov 30th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 1st 4:00pm
  • Mon, Dec 3rd 7:45pm
  • Wed, Dec 5th 6:00pm

"One of the supreme achievements in the history of cinema."-Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"L'ATALANTE may be the greatest movie ever made."-Georgia Brown, Village Voice

Vigo's innovative style transforms a simple and engaging plot (a young woman's stormy initiation into married life on a river barge) into a kaleidoscope of overlapping subjectivities, dazzling digressions, and offbeat characterizations. Chief among the last is Michel Simon's legendary performance as Père Jules, expanding a gruff-old-man stereotype into an uproarious, demented genie who forms the very heart of Vigo's magical, anarchic universe. Ranked #12 on Sight and Sound's most recent Greatest Films poll, L'ATALANTE is an intoxicatingly inventive masterpiece filled with tour-de-force scenes: the drolly funereal wedding procession that opens the film; Père Jules's proud display of his incredible "museum" of exotic marvels; the husband's enchanting underwater vision of his missing bride; and a feverishly, frankly onanistic bout of long-distance lovemaking that critic Geoff Andrew called "the most genuinely erotic scene I have ever seen." In French with English subtitles. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either L'ATALANTE or ZERO FOR CONDUCT, 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 price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

Play Trailer