ALPHAVILLE

A tribute to Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022)
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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Mon, Oct 17 7:30 PM

Description

A tribute to Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022)

Monday, October 17th at 7:30 PM

ALPHAVILLE

Starring Anna Karina and Eddie Constantine

Members $10 | Public $15

The Cinema Arts Centre pays tribute to legendary filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022), with a big screen showing of Alphaville, one of his most playful and influential works. This classic of the French New Wave cinema is a dazzling amalgam of film noir and science fiction. Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine), a hero Godard borrowed from a series of French adventure films, travels from the Outlands to Alphaville, the becalmed territory ruled by the computer Alpha 60 where “No one has ever lived in the past, no one will ever live in the future, the present is the form of all life.” His mission is to eliminate Professor Von Braun, the creator of the almost-human Alpha 60. When Caution meets the scientist’s beautiful daughter Natasha (Anna Karina), the forbidden, illogical power of love opens the path to liberation. Without any flashy special effects, Godard used the modernist buildings of 1960s Paris to dazzlingly evoke the city of the future. Godard visually abstracted the Paris of 1964 by way of 1940s Hollywood in order to foreground its smoothly engineered consumer-driven impersonality. (France, 1965, 99 min., b/w, DCP | Dir. Jean-Luc Godard)

Still from Jean-Luc Godard

Still from Jean-Luc Godard

Film poster for Jean-Luc Godard