Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 20: Fri Jan 20

Weekend (Godard, 1969): Cine Lumiere, 3pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the Jean-Luc Godard season (details here) at Cine Lumiere and is also being screened on January 26th.

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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