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A Tribute to Jean-Luc Godard
Wed Oct 19, 7:30 PM
Lamakaan
Lamakaan remembers Jean-Luc Godard and pays tribute to the iconoclastic master director of French New Wave cinema, by screening some of his critically acclaimed films and discussing about his intensely free art.

About Jean-Luc Godard: Jean-Luc Godard - 3 December 1930 – 13 September 2022) was a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter, and film critic. He rose to prominence as a pioneer of the French New Wave film movement of the 1960s, alongside such filmmakers as François Truffaut, Agnès Varda, Éric Rohmer, and Jacques Demy. He was arguably the most influential French filmmaker of the post-war era. According to AllMovie, his work "revolutionized the motion picture form" through its experimentation with narrative, continuity, sound, and camerawork.[2] His most acclaimed films include Breathless (1960), Vivre sa vie (1962), Contempt (1963), Band of Outsiders (1964), Alphaville (1965), Pierrot le Fou (1965), Masculin Féminin (1966), Weekend (1967), and Goodbye to Language (2014).

During his early career as a film critic for the influential magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, Godard criticised mainstream French cinema's "Tradition of Quality", which de-emphasised innovation and experimentation.

Film Title: Contempt | 1963 | 101 minutes | French subtitled in English

About the film: Contempt (French: Le Mépris) is a 1963 French New Wave drama film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard, based on the 1954 Italian novel Il disprezzo (A Ghost at Noon) by Alberto Moravia. It stars Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, and Giorgia Moll.



SCREENING FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION!

ALL ARE WELCOME!!! ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!