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Two or Three Things I Know About Her

Film/Video

Images courtesy Rialto Pictures
Two or Three Things I Know About Her
New 35mm print! Jean-Luc Godard, 1967

preceded by La Jetee

Chris Marker
Fri, June 29, 2007 7 PM
Sat, June 30, 2007 7 PM
"Godard is one of the major artists of our age and his twelfth and perhaps greatest feature film, Two or Three Things I Know About Her, is certainly one of the most difficult and ambitious ever made."--Susan Sontag

Two or Three Things I Know About Her, the epitome of Godard's break with traditional film narrative, follows a suburban housewife (Marina Vlady) who travels into Paris once a month to turn tricks as a prostitute.

While meditating on the modernization of Paris (the other "her" of the title along with Vlady), Godard further explores his preoccupations of the era, including America's presence in Vietnam and the exploding consumer culture. Featuring wonderful widescreen cinematography by Godard collaborator Raoul Coutard (Band of Outsiders, Contempt, Alphaville). (84 mins., 35mm)

Opening the program is another remarkable film by Chris Marker, the immeasurably influential La Jetee. Composed almost entirely of still images and set in a grim postapocalyptic future, the film is a haunting meditation on memory and loss. The story follows a man who is sent to the past in hopes he can return with a solution for society's dire existence. (28 mins., 35mm)

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