Weekend

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Weekend

New 35mm print!
Jean-Luc Godard, 1967

Film History 101

As our film heritage becomes more and more digitized, it is harder and harder for audiences to see important films in the manner in which they were originally meant to be presented: in a theater, on film, with an audience. Film History 101 is our modest attempt to keep this tradition alive. Once a month, we'll present a selection that transcends "classic" status to that of "essential"—films that are widely recognized as among the greatest the art of moving pictures has to offer.

Classics

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.

Tue, Jan 24, 2012 7 PM

Jean-Luc Godard’s scathing late-sixties satire is one of cinema’s great anarchic works.

The story focuses on a bickering bourgeois couple whose attempt at a country getaway turns into a hell-bound odyssey populated by cannibalistic guerrillas, uncontrollable fires, and massive automobile fatalities. Celebrated for its single take of an endless traffic jam, Weekend is a surreally funny and unnerving expression of social oblivion that ended the first phase of Godard’s career—and, according to the credits, cinema itself. (105 mins., 35mm)