THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ADDS A SPECIAL TREAT
FOR FILM LOVERS WITH JEAN-LUC GODARD’S VIVRE SA VIE
TO SCREEN ON 35MM AT ALICE TULLY HALL
DURING THE 51st NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
TOMORROW, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 9PM WITH A SPECIAL $10 TICKET!
NEW YORK, NY (October 3, 2013) — The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today an additional screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1962 masterpiece Vivre sa vie on 35MM, during the 51st New York Film Festival (September 27-October 13). The film was previously announced as part of the Jean-Luc Godard – The Spirit of the Forms three-week retrospective (October 9-30). The additional screening will take place tomorrow, October 4, at 9PM at Alice Tully Hall. Tickets now available at a special $10 price! Visit Filmlinc.com/NYFF for more information.
This is a great movie, and I am not surprised to find Susan Sontag describing it as “one of the most extraordinary, beautiful, and original works of art that I know of.”
– Roger Ebert
Between 1955 and today, Godard has made 45 shorts, 11 medium-length films, 40 features, three television series, a handful of commercials, and several of his own trailers. Throughout every “period” of his working life—his early heyday with the French New Wave, his explicitly political films made in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Gorin in the aftermath of May ’68 in France, his collaborative television and video work in Switzerland during the 70s with Anne-Marie Miéville, his movement between film and video from the 80s onward—he has always continually ventured into new territory. Godard has never once retreated or backtracked. It’s been almost six decades since his first short, and he’s given us a body of work that is like a multiverse.
Here is Manny Farber’s description of one of Godard’s greatest films, Vivre sa vie, made with, and for, his wife Anna Karina: “The fall, brief rise, and death of a Joan of Sartre, a prostitute determined to be her own woman. The format is a condensed Dreiserian novel: Twelve near-uniform segments with chapter headings, the visual matter used to illustrate the captions and narrator’s comments. This is an extreme documentary, the most biting of his films, with sharp and drastic breaks in the continuity, grim but highly sensitive newsreel photography, a soundtrack taped in real bars and hotels as the film was shot and then left untouched. The unobtrusive acting inches along in little, scuttling steps, always in one direction, achieving a parched, memory-ridden beauty. A film of extraordinary purity.” Print courtesy of Janus Films.
Jean-Luc Godard – The Spirit of the Forms is co-curated by Kent Jones and Jake Perlin. Special thanks to Bruce Goldstein, Adrienne Halpern and Eric Di Bernardo at Rialto Pictures; Tim Lanza at The Cohen Media Group; Morgane Toulouse at Gaumont; Antonin Baudry, Muriel Guidoni and Florence Almozini at French Cultural Services; Sarah Finklea at Janus Films; Rebecca Cleman at Electronic Arts Intermix; Gary Palmucci and Richard Lorber at Koch-Lorber Films; Hanna Bruhin at Swiss Films; Jean-Paul Battagia, Esther Devos and Marie Besançon at Wild Bunch.
General Public tickets to NYFF are now on sale. The film schedule and titles screening in the Jean-Luc Godard – The Spirit of the Forms series after NYFF (Oct 14-30), are now on sale. For more information on the festival, visit Filmlinc.com/NYFF.
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