OUT 1: NOLI ME TANGERE
1971, Jacques Rivette, France, 775 min. With Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto, Bulle Ogier, Michel Lonsdale.New digital restoration!
"The cinephile's holy grail ... a movie equivalent of reading Proust or watching the 'Ring' cycle." – Dennis Lim, The New York Times
"A cinematic experience of life as performance, performance as life, reality as a construction and reality as someone else’s construction impinging on your own." – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
"Justifiably legendary ... worth seeing on a big screen with a big crowd." – Ray Pride, Newcity
Out 1: Episodes 1 & 2
- Fri, Nov 6th 6:30pm
- Sat, Nov 7th 2:30pm
Out 1: Episodes 3 & 4
- Sat, Nov 7th 7:15pm
- Mon, Nov 9th 6:30pm
Out 1: Episodes 5 & 6
- Sun, Nov 8th 2:30pm
- Tue, Nov 10th 6:30pm
Out 1: Episodes 7 & 8
- Sun, Nov 8th 7:00pm
- Wed, Nov 11th 6:30pm
There will be a ten-minute intermission between each episode.
OUT 1 is sometimes referred to (not quite accurately) as "the longest film ever made." Filmed in eight 16mm episodes for French TV but rejected for broadcast, OUT 1 received a single screening and then disappeared into the mists of cinephile legend before re-surfacing briefly in an unsubtitled, half-hour shorter 16mm print that toured the U.S. (including the Film Center) in 2006. It has now been digitally restored to its full length with English subtitles in a 2K DCP version supervised by the film’s cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn. Despite the film’s origins as a TV commission, director Rivette has said, “It was made with the big screen in mind: it has a meaning on the big screen which it wouldn't have on the small screen. Even visually it is composed of elements implying a massive image — a monumentality is putting it too grandly but that's it nevertheless."
Based loosely on Balzac's novel “History of the Thirteen” and built on doublings, connections, and disconnections, the plot follows two rival theater troupes with radically different approaches who are rehearsing two different Aeschylus plays. They are mirrored by two contrasting con artists (Léaud and Berto), each of whom is investigating the possible existence of two different secret societies, leading to a descent into paranoia and a counterculture underground. Jonathan Rosenbaum, a longtime champion of the film, compared the form of OUT 1 to that of Thomas Pynchon's “Gravity's Rainbow,” "knotting together strands of conspiracy in the first half, then systematically untying them in the second." In French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)
Discount pricing for all four parts - Available in person at the box office only
$36 General Admission
Single-show admissions at our regular prices.
For OUT 1 ticket holders, Toni Patisserie and Café offers a 13% discount on any purchase November 7 & 8. You must show your ticket or ticket stub for the discount. 65 E. Washington St., Chicago, location only. Hours 8 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 5 PM on Sunday. Due to their hours of operation on Sunday, we suggest that you pick up your items before the screening.
Toni Patisserie and Café is a European style cafe from Pastry Chef Toni Marie Cox. We pride ourselves on using only the finest ingredients are used in our from scratch shop where we serve exceptional sweets and savories daily. Come join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a small treat where we like to say "Ici on mange bien" - here one eats well!