1967, Jean-Luc Godard, France, 105 min. With Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne
- Sat, Feb 21st 3:00pm
- Wed, Feb 25th 6:00pm
"A great, original work... WEEKEND is Godard's vision of Hell, and it ranks with the greatest." — Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
"Godard's best film, and his most inventive."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
WEEKEND is the climactic film of Godard's first, "classic" period, and one of the key works of the 1960s. A crass bourgeois couple (Darc, Yanne) embark on a weekend road trip that becomes a plunge into the last throes of consumerist society as it destroys itself in auto wrecks and disappears into the stewpots of cannibalistic revolutionaries. Self-described as "a film found on the junk-heap" and "a film lost in the cosmos," WEEKEND mixes pornography, slapstick, violence, political rhetoric, and virtuoso camerawork (the traffic-jam tracking shot is one of the great tours de force in film history). In French with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)