Film Tuesday: Godard's "Pierrot le fou"

From: John
Sent on: Friday, August 29, 2008 6:21 PM
Dear Radical Visionaries:

What: Godard's Pierrot le fou
When: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 6 pm
Where: Red Vic Movie House (1727 Haight St. at Cole, San Francisco)

Join us this Tuesday when we see a newly restored print of Jean-Luc Godard?s dazzling 1965 masterpiece, Pierrot le fou. If you have never seen a Godard film, this is the one to see! The film's charm and intellectual playfulness remain unsurpassed, even by that prolific chameleon Godard. "Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), and leaves the bourgeoisie behind. Yet this is no normal road trip: genius auteur Jean-Luc Godard's tenth feature in six years is a stylish mash-up of consumerist satire, politics, and comic-book aesthetics, as well as a violent, zigzag tale of, as Godard called them, 'the last romantic couple.' With blissful color imagery by cinematographer Raoul Coutard and Belmondo and Karina at their most animated, Pierrot le fou is one of the high points of the French new wave, and was Godard's last frolic before he moved ever further into radical cinema."

Link to Red Vic Movie House (1727 Haight St. at Cole):
Muni routes: 7, 33, 37, 43, 71

Tickets are $8.50 adults, $5 students and seniors.

6:00 Purchase tickets at the Red Vic Box Office (1727 Haight St. at Cole), then hang out at Escape from New York Pizza next door.

6:45 take our seats in the Red Vic theater. The film starts at 7:00.

9:00 After the film we will walk down Haight St. to the People?s Cafe (1419 Haight at Masonic) for conversation.

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