Capital Celluloid 2020 — Day 79: Thu Mar 19

Weekend (Godard, 1969): Genesis Cinema, 6.35pm

Genesis Cinema introduction:
Cult Classic Collactive and Nick Walker present Godard's Weekend in 35mm! Make sure to be in your seats on time as Nick will open the screening with an insightful introduction that will be then followed by a salon discussion for first time viewers and fans of the film alike.

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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