Weekend (1967) + Daisies (1966) [double feature]
Friday and Saturday, August 23-24, 2013:
1967, France, 105 minutes, 35mm, Janus Films
Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Starring Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon
In French w/English subtitles
Fri: 7:30 pm; Sat: 3:40 & 7:30 pm
Janus Films' synopsis:
Jean-Luc Godard's scathing late-sixties satire is one of cinema's great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a petit-bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous centerpiece single take of an endless traffic jam, Weekend is a surreally funny and deeply disturbing expression of social oblivion that ended the first phase of Godard's career - and, according to the credits, cinema itself.
PLUS, on the same program:
1966, Czechoslovakia, 76 minutes, 35mm, Janus Films
Directed by Vera Chytilová
Screenplay by Ester Krumbachová, Vera Chytilová
Starring Jitka Cerhová, Ivana Karbanová, Julius Albert, Jan Klusák, Marie Cesková, Jirina Mysková
In Czechoslovakian w/English subtitles
Fri: 9:35 pm; Sat: 5:45 & 9:35 pm
Janus Films' synopsis:
One of the most anarchic films of all time, Vera Chytilová's absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be
"spoiled," they embark on a series of pranks in which nothingfood, clothes, men, waris taken seriously. An aesthetically and politically adventurous film
that's widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema, Janus Films is proud to present Daisies in a new 35mm print.
What the critics say:
"The most drolly anarchic cine-provocation to bloom during the Prague Spring, Vera Chytilova's new wave farce looks better every year."
- J. Hoberman, The New York Review of Books
"CRITIC'S PICK! Brace yourself for some of the most exuberant and disjunctive Pop Art imagery ever put onscreen."
- David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"EXTRAORDINARY! Full of colorful experiments, dazzling collage effects and surrealist antics."
- Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times
"The brashest, brattiest transmission from the ephemeral Czech New Wave."
- Justin Stewart, The L Magazine
"FIVE STARS! This Molotov cocktail of fizzy champagne and feminist theory has not lost any of its combustible carbonation."
- David Fear, Time Out New York
"GORGEOUS, REBELLIOUS! Daisies stands as a radical document of 1960s art, fashion, and burgeoning feminist performance and filmmaking."
- Ryann Donnelly, Interview Magazine
"FOUR STARS! Modern audiences who come to see this late-'60s gem will be rewarded with a wicked sex farce and daring surrealist cinematography."
- Ela Bittencourt, Slant Magazine
"An eruption of gorgeous anarchy."
- Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal
"LIBERATING! A dada, gaga series of high jinks, oral fixations, and aggressive regression."
- Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice
"I find it hard to think of a movie in recent years that gave its own sickened society the middle finger as strongly and beautifully as this film's seventy-odd minutes do."
- Ryan Wells, Cinespect
"Aesthetically exhaustive without leading to exhaustion Steely in its rejection of a stratified and sexist society, Daisies remains tough and surprising."
- Vadim Rizov, GreenCine Daily
"A live-action cartoon, overly full of visual, aural, and conceptual trickery It's inventive. It's innovative. It's surreal. It's subversive."
- Mark Feeney, Boston.com
"Fights dogma and indoctrination with dizzy eroticism and an attack of the giggles ... a kaleidoscopic assemblage of cinematic experimentation."
- James Cathcart, The Nashville Scene
"There is no film on the planet like Vera Chytilová's 1966 Daisies. An explosive concoction of New Wave cinema, Dadaist collage, anarchic slapstick, dark comedy, and feminist statement, there is just no suitable classification for it not to be missed."
- Peter Lucas, Glasstire
"The greatest piece of surrealist cinema ever made."
- Charles Mudede, The Stranger
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films on the program!
Screening formats: 35mm
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036