A Woman Is a Woman
Live from Shiva's Dance Floor
One of the most glorious restorations of the season is A Woman Is a Woman, Jean-Luc Godard's movie-mad tribute to American musicals starring this then wife, Anna Karina.
His first use of color and wide screen, A Woman Is a Woman is one of Godard's most delightful expressions of his love for movies, Hollywood illusion, the city of Paris, and his wife Karina. Here she shines as a whimsical stripper who wants to have a child and plays her two boyfriends against each other. Music by Michel Legrand (who scored Jacques Demy's Umbrellas of Cherbourg). Also starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. (1961; 84 mins.)
Screening first is Richard Linklater's Live from Shiva's Dance Floor, which features bus driver, author, and latter-day Beat philosopher Timothy "Speed" Levitch, who shares his views on post-9/11 New York City. (2002; 21 mins.) Linklater, who received a Retrospective series here in 2000, directed this year's smash hit School of Rock (2003). Look for Levitch in the film; he has a bit role as a waiter.
Admission$6 students (tickets required)
Support for the 2003-04 film/video season provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
Contemporary films, international films, and visiting filmmakers presentations presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.