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Vivre sa vie


Images courtesy of Janus Films

Vivre sa vie

New 35mm print

(Jean-Luc Godard, 1962)


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Fri, Dec 12, 2008 7 PM
Sat, Dec 13, 2008 7 PM

"One of the most extraordinary, beautiful, and original works of art that I know of."—Susan Sontag

See this famed icon of the French new wave, one of Jean Luc Godard’s most deeply felt films, in a breathtaking new print from Janus Films. Anna Karina, then Godard’s wife, plays Nana Kleinfrankenheim, a young Parisienne who turns to prostitution when faced with a failed relationship, a dead-end job, and potential homelessness. Godard tells the story in a series of 12 almost Brechtian vignettes, connected by Karina's astonishing lead performance and cinematographer Raoul Coutard's gorgeous Paris streetscapes. (85 mins., 35mm)

Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies at the Wex

Learn more about our four-day celebration of the Film/Video Studio here (then grab a Festival Pass for admission to all screenings and conversations here). 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.