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Film Series : Godard: The First Wave


1967, Jean-Luc Godard, France, 105 min. With Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne

Show Times

  • 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)

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