Godard's "Weekend" at PFA

WEEKEND

Dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1967, 105 min.

Godard brilliantly and satirically depicts the horrors of bourgeois ideology in this, his most Buñuelian film; L’age d’or meets Road Warrior in the spectacle of Parisians fighting for their weekend leisure. Weekend is an explosion of images and ideas screeching toward a car wreck of a plot, along the way shattering all illusions of fiction or comfortable “art.” Here we see une femme mariée—Mireille Darc—romping through car-nage and forest in her Paris fashions, throwing a tantrum over the loss of her Hermès handbag in a bloody auto wreck, confronting the Maoists of La Chinoise, who themselves have evolved beyond summer-vacation theorizing. Just after the fiery crash, enter Jean-Pierre Léaud, dressed as St. Just and calmly reading the latter’s revolutionary prose, one of many such well-placed anomalies. “What a lousy film; all we meet are crazy people,” says Emily Brontë to Tom Thumb. “This isn’t a novel,” the other replies, “it’s a film. A film is life.”

 —Judy Bloch

You can buy tickets online or at the theater.

If you're interested in post-film coffee and discussion note it in your RSVP or in the comment section.

Meet at the PFA lobby at 8:15 to get our seats before the film begins at 8:30. I will be wearing a red shawl and will email my cell # the day before the meetup.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    YES to post film coffee and discussion.

    April 18

    • Julie

      I'd be into joining you, but since I won't be driving I'd need a ride home after the coffee in order to do so.

      April 19

  • Aley Y.

    I was curious if there is a ticket cost? Also I have not received a cell number yet! :)

    April 19

    • Julie

      I only know the member price, but you can check bampfa.com under the film link to find out.

      April 19

    • Aley Y.

      Oh thank you very much!

      April 19

  • Julie

    Oops! I don't have access to email, so here's my email,[masked]-0292. Since I don't have guaranteed access to wifi, text of call me at my cell phone if you can't find mr or need to cancel. I'll be wearing a red shawl in the PFA lobby from 8:15-8:25. See ya!

    April 19

  • Aley Y.

    How exciting! Can't wait!

    April 19

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