Written by: FFT Webmaster | September 28th, 2011
With a loyal supporter in the New York arthouse cinema Film Forum, the films of Jean-Luc Godard are never out of circulation and never go out of style. The theater has hosted revivals of many of the classics in the Godard canon, and it does so again with the master’s late 1960s masterwork WEEKEND (1967) for a two week run starting Friday, October 7. With its viciously biting anti-capitalistic, anti-bourgeois, and anti-consumerist black comedy instincts, the film caps the director’s remarkably prolific output of the decade, which began with the envelope-pushing BREATHLESS (1960), a film that is forever in vogue. Using a gorgeous palette of incendiary set pieces, with breathless editing technique and the erotic use of the close-up, Godard captures the anarchy and exhilaration of the moment, on the eve of student protests and labor unrest that spread across France the following year. If you want to know what the Sixties were all about, make your way to Film Forum for this combustible and delectable treat.