Jacques Rivette’s shortened re-edit of his 13-hour magnum opus, Out 1: Noli me tangere is less a condensed version of the original than a radical scrambling of it. The basic premise remains: Jean-Pierre Léaud and Juliet Berto are Parisian oddballs drawn into a sinister conspiracy involving two avant-garde theater troupes and an Illuminati-like secret society. But where its progenitor played out in slow-burn long takes, Spectre deploys intricate editing patterns to draw out tantalizing new meanings and connections. The result is both a fascinating companion piece and a singular work that stands on its own.
Please Note: There will be a 10-minute intermission at approximately 9:30pm.