Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 - Thu, Mar 6, 2014
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FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY: THE FILMS OF JEAN-LUC GODARD

The most gifted younger directors and student filmmakers all over the world recognize his liberation of the movies; they know he has opened up a new kind of moviemaking, that he has brought a new sensibility into film, that like James Joyce, he is both kinds of master – both innovator and artist. Godard has already imposed his way of seeing on us: We look at cities, at billboards and brand names, at a girl’s hair different because of him.” – Pauline Kael

Born in Paris in 1930, Jean-Luc Godard is a founding father of the nouvelle vague. Through his movies, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg and Anna Karina became New Wave icons, with the dark-eyed, appealingly vulnerable Karina doubling as the director’s muse through seven quintessential collaborations and a four-year marriage.

Godard was the French New Wave’s most radical director in form, with each new work seemingly rewriting the grammar of film. Jump cuts, asynchronous soundtracks, self-narration, cinema as essay, cinema as collage, self-referential cinema, cinema of anarchy – you name it, Godard’s oeuvre redefined cutting-edge. While his stylistic innovations have been adopted by many others, the beautiful chaos of Godard’s world still seems fresh. Able to balance “Marx and Coca-Cola,” and a fearless explorer of the brave new media world, he speaks to our desire for love and meaning in a world of ever-increasing complexity.

Program includes BREATHLESS, VIVRE SA VIE, LE PETIT SOLDAT, CONTEMPT, BAND OF OUTSIDERS, PIERROT LE FOU, LA CHINOISE, WEEKEND, KING LEAR, A WOMAN IS A WOMAN, MASCULINE FEMININE, and HAIL MARY.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Aero TheatreThu, Feb 20, 2014 - Thu, Mar 6, 2014
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