Saturday, 4 February 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 60: Wed Mar 1

Weekend (Godard, 1969): Regent Street Cinema, 8.15pm

Don't miss this 35mm presentation of the Jean-Luc Godard classic. This screening is part of the Kino Klassika Foundation’s A World to Win programme.

Here is the Kino Klassika introduction to the season:
Marx proclaimed that throwing off its chains, the proletariat had a world to win. Kino Klassika will host a season of screenings, talks and events with Regent Street Cinema to mark the centenary of the October Revolution. The season opens with Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin on February 17th, the iconic film the revolution inspired, and goes on to examine a century of revolution on film. Bringing together provocative films by directors such as Eisenstein, Kalatozov, Shepitko and Smirnov,  Godard, Rocha, Wajda, Bertolucci and Loach, the season offers a touring programme to reach audiences across the UK. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 imagining of the twilight of the Western world, in which bourgeois society is stalled in an endless traffic jam, revolutionaries pass their time slaughtering pigs, and Mozart is played in open fields while the camera tracks in elegant circles. It's funny and grating, seductive and repulsive, by the usual Godardian turns: the paradoxes he loves to spin are emotional as well as intellectual. Though the film teeters on the brink of an icy Maoism, it never takes the plunge.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the original trailer.

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