TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER
MAY 4 - MAY 10

"In order to live in Paris today, on no matter what social level, one is forced to prostitute oneself in one way or another." So said Jean-Luc Godard in 1966, as the narrator who addresses the audience in a conspiratorial whisper in TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER. Ostensibly it's the story of bored housewife Marina Vlady, a "typical high-rise dweller," as she travels from the rapidly expanding suburbs into Paris to earn a little extra money turning tricks. What follows isn't so much a plot as tangential plot fragments: Raoul Coutard's camera follows Vlady on a typical day as she lunches, shops and goes off with johns; meanwhile the camera picks up conversations in the cafés, or follows a news crew interviewing a man on the street. The stunning cinemascope photography juxtaposes elegant Parisian landmarks against the jumble of cranes, scaffolding and concrete slabs going up at the city's outskirts, while Godard as narrator delivers essays on architecture and modernity over images of both the city's streetscapes and Vlady's streetwalking. One of Godard's most experimental and successful films, it's thought-provoking, gorgeous to look at and occasionally quite funny-not least when the film, and Godard, poke fun at themselves.

DIR/SCR Jean-Luc Godard; SCR Catherine Vimenet, PROD Anatole Dauman and Raoul Lévy. France, 1967, color, 90 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Friday, May 4, 4:45
Saturday, May 5, 3:05, 5:00
Sunday, May 6, 8:30
Monday, May 7, 9:50
Tuesday, May 8, 2:00, 9:10
Wednesday, May 9, 2:00, 9:10
Thursday, May 10, 2:00, 9:10

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