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GODARD’S ONE PLUS ONE

As part of the Los Angeles Filmforum series 1968: Visions of Possibilities, MOCA will screen the Los Angeles 4K restoration premiere of Jean-Luc Godard’s ONE PLUS ONE—part documentary of how the Rolling Stones developed their song “Sympathy for the Devil” at Olympic Studios in London, part 1968 political agitprop by Godard in the wake of the May uprisings. […]

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI

“I feel the need to express reality, but in terms which are not completely realist.” — Michelangelo Antonioni to Jean-Luc Godard, Cahiers du cinéma, November 1964. Over the next two weeks at the Egyptian, the American Cinematheque will present Modernist Master—Michelangelo Antonioni, an extensive retrospective of the work of the Italian writer-director showcasing his key dramatic […]

DAY AT ZENITH

Is THE PAJAMA GAME (1957) the “first left-wing operetta,” as Jean-Luc Godard once famously called it? What’s not in doubt is that Doris Day is at her peak in this, the last of her great musicals for Warner Bros. The film was directed by Stanley Donen and George Abbott, and co-starred Broadway powerhouse John Raitt as a […]

COLCOA — MARGUERITE DURAS

“[Marguerite Duras] was a fascinating character… indomitable and tireless, who grabbed the world by the throat and said, ‘Look at me.’  But [she was] very intelligent, and able to think of many different strategies for dramatizing the basic facts of her life.” – Edmund White* Author of the autobiographical novel L’Amant, the screenplay Hiroshima mon […]

GODARD AT THE AERO

“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order.” — Jean-Luc Godard The American Cinematheque kicks off its upcoming Godard series at the Aero with a members’ screening of LE REDOUTABLE / GODARD MON AMOUR. Written and directed Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist, 2011), the new film is based on the autobiographical novel Un […]

GODARD’S COLLAGES DE FRANCE

“They are the depository, the sketch, the graveyard of Godard’s original conception, the score of a symphony forever unperformed.”— Nathan Lee on the maquettes of Jean-Luc Godard A restoration of the eighteen maquettes that didn’t quite make it intact to Voyage(s) en utopie, Jean-Luc Godard, 1946-2006: à la recherche d’un théorème perdu—the 2006 Pompidou Center exhibition—are now […]

GODARD’S GRANDEUR ET DÉCADENCE

Godard expert Richard Brody and the French Institute present the newly restored GRANDEUR ET DÉCADENCE D’UN PETIT COMMERCE DE CINÉMA (1986), directed by Jean-Luc Godard, and previously unreleased in American cinemas. Both a warning and a love letter to film—yet made for television—Grandeur was photographed by Caroline Champetier, and screens as part of the series CAROLINE CHAMPETIER—SHAPING THE […]