New Wave Members and Patrons (the Film Society’s membership group for movie lovers in their 20s and 30s) are invited to a special event to kick off 2019 (the Film Society’s 50th anniversary year)! Join your fellow film enthusiasts for a special presentation of Jean-Luc Godard’s effortlessly cool New Wave classic Band of Outsiders, an essential title of the French New Wave (and an official selection of the second New York Film Festival). Featuring a special introduction by Richard Brody, New Yorker film editor and author of Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard, along with a nearby post-screening party at the Empire Hotel rooftop.

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This event is hosted by the New Wave Steering Committee: Jonathan Abrams, Mike Audet, Brian Gemino, Meg Larson, Soleil Nathwani, Ella Sahlman, Logan Skole

About the Film

Jean-Luc Godard pitched Band of Outsiders as “Alice in Wonderland meets Franz Kafka.” But that doesn’t quite account for the magical spell that the film casts, which has a lot to do with the youth and grace of its three young stars Anna Karina, Sami Frey, and Claude Brasseur; with Godard’s freedom of invention, which allows him to move from reverie to the antic to the unexpected celebration of sheer movement that is the now canonical “Madison” dance scene; and, in critic Manny Farber’s words, “the inclement charm Godard gets from drizzly weather.” Based on Dolores Hitchens’s novel Fools’ Gold, Band of Outsiders is one of Godard’s most beloved films.

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