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A Woman Is a Woman


A Woman is a Woman

A Woman Is a Woman
Preceded by Richard Linklater's
Live from Shiva's Dance Floor


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 5, 2003 7 PM
Sat, Dec 6, 2003 7 PM

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.

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