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Film, "Film Socialisme": Knotty, Difficult, and Perhaps Final Statement from Jean-Luc Goddard

"Film Socialisme": Knotty, Difficult, and Perhaps Final Statement from Jean-Luc Goddard

In the late '60s, when Jean-Luc Godard was at the acme of his influence, Manny Farber concluded an enthusiastic if grudging appreciation with a litany of Godard's faults ("I think that I shall never see scenes with more sleep-provoking powers,…
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Film, "World on a Wire": Newly Restored Fassbinder Sci-Fi Gem from 1973

"World on a Wire": Newly Restored Fassbinder Sci-Fi Gem from 1973

There are movies that make news and movies that are news. World on a Wire is one of the latter. A virtually unknown, newly restored, 1973 two-part telefilm directed by long-gone wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder at the height of his…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for January 19-25, 2010

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. Open Screening: Short work by local filmmakers screened; opportunity for feedback. Thu., Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. California College of the Arts Timken Hall.…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Breathless</i>

Breathless

While critics at Cannes break their heads parsing Jean-Luc Godard's latest enigma, his 1960 first feature Breathless marks its 50th anniversary in a freshly subtitled print from a restored negative supervised by the original cinematographer Raoul Coutard. For those old…
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Calendar, Night&Day Godardian Knot

Godardian Knot

Pop quiz: How many of you Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman fans out there have seen even one Jean-Luc Godard film? Frankly, friends, that’s plain embarrassing. You can’t go around touting the brilliance of your heroes’ fragmented narratives, surrealist alienation,…
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Art House

Compiled by Hiya Swanhuyser and Traci Vogel. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. ATA Film & Video Festival: Opens with Craig Baldwin's Mock Up on Mu. Oct. 2-4, 7:30 p.m. Che Guevara: Where You'd Never Imagine Him:…
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Art House

Compiled by Michael Leaverton, Hiya Swanhuyser, and Traci Vogel. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Alliance Française. La Haine: Wed., Sept. 24, 7 p.m. 1345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. Artists' Television Access. "How We Fight": Iraqi Short Films is…
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Art House

Compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. Revival House Queer Cinema: New series of historical gay and queer film screens Pink Narcissus, a softcore romp by James Bidgood, whose work influenced…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 Local author Ann Packer's debut novel, The Dive From Clausen's Pier, does the unthinkable: It makes a case for settling in Madison, Wis., over New York City. Packer accomplishes this feat by describing the Midwestern metropolis…
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Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video…
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House Of Tudor

In the South of France, a secret war is being waged against the facile electronic runway music of "French touch" acts like Daft Punk and Cassius. The movement's primary provocateur -- a villainous aesthete who goes by the code name…
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Second Time Around

Four French Thrillers Many casual viewers think of the heavy cuisine of art or the fluffy pastry of farce when they think of French cinema. But the fact is that the land that coined the term "film noir" has a…
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Second Time Around

Les Carabiniers This dry, dark, witty anti-war film by Jean-Luc Godard outraged French critics in 1963 by not incorporating the humanist cliches employed by virtually every war film that Makes a Statement, from All Quiet on the Western Front down…
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Band of Outsiders One of Jean-Luc Godard's most enjoyable films, Bande a Part (to use its French title) slipped out in 1964, a casual, throwaway work in between the more ambitious Contempt and Alphaville. While Godard -- the most aggressively…
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Contempt There are but three sequences (and 149 shots) in this literally legendary Jean-Luc Godard film of 1963. In the first we are introduced to Michel Piccoli, a hack screenwriter working on an adaption of Homer's Odyssey for vulgarian producer…
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Alphaville / Blade Runner These two films practically define the fascinating cross-genre cross-breed "tech noir" -- films noir incorporating a bleak view of technology as well as people. Both films mingle science-fictional speculation with heroes modeled after the trench-coated detective…
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On Dislocation

A former servant finds herself caught between two lives when her father's death draws her back to the Tunisian palace she fled as a young girl. A twentysomething Parisian woman craves love but looks only where it can't be found.…
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