When: Fri., Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. 2013
The New Yorker writer, editor and critic Richard Brody will visit IU Cinema this fall to host a film series focused on Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss director, screenwriter and critic. The series kicks off with "Histoire(s) du Cinéma," and continuing through Nov. 17, with a variety of films being screened each week. He will also deliver a Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at IU Cinema. The lecture is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.
The films are:
6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, "Histoire(s) du Cinéma" -- A look at the medium through Godard's eyes, covering the birth of cinema, Italian neo-realism, Hollywood and beyond.
6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, "Masculine Feminine" -- A young idealist meets an aspiring pop singer and, despite their philosophical and political differences, they become involved romantically.
9:30 p.m. Nov. 7, "La Chinoise" -- Set in 1967 Paris, a group of middle-class students disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world.
6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, "For Ever Mozart" -- A French theater troupe set to travel to Sarajevo for a performance is captured and held in a POW camp.
9:30 p.m. Nov. 8, "In Praise of Love" -- A young artist developing a project on the nature of love interviews two veterans, only to find their memories are being bought for a blockbuster film.
6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, "King Lear" -- A beautifully photographed meditation on the nature of art and compromise, disguised as a modern-day retelling of the classic Shakespeare drama, that Brody called the "greatest film ever made."
9:30 p.m. Nov. 9, "Hail Mary" -- Boycotted worldwide, this lyrical work translates the Virgin Birth into contemporary terms.
7 p.m. Nov. 14, "Vivre sa vie" -- Faced with a failed relationship, dead-end job and potential homelessness, Nan turns to prostitution.
6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, "Pierrot le Fou" -- Dissatisfied Ferdinand takes to the road with his ex-lover and leaves the bourgeoisie behind.
All films are in French with English subtitles, with the exception of "Histoire(s) du Cinéma" and "King Lear."