5 items from 2016
Only one person at a time will get to see Loris Gréaud's Sculpt, a sci-fi featuring Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Lonsdale, Pascal Greggory, Abel Ferrara and a soundtrack by The Residents. Tickets to screenings beginning today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are free of charge, too, most likely making them even harder to come by. "Gréaud is making four versions of Sculpt, each similar in narrative arc but different in pacing, script and sequence of events," notes Alex Moshakis in the Guardian. If and when there are reviews, we'll be adding them to this collection of previews. » - David Hudson »
Mubi is showing Jacques Rivette's Out 1: noli me tangere (1971) in four parts in the UK and most other parts of the world, beginning April 25, 2016.“How strange, it’s like being in a cloak and dagger story.”—Frédérique, Out 1“Is this a game?”“It’s lots of things.”—Sarah and Thomas, Out 1The word is casual. The world, too. In Jacques Rivette’s seminally bizarre, alluringly demanding twelve-hour-plus opus Out 1 (1971), listless Parisians float into one another’s lives as if they live in an incestuously tiny village. They come, they go, they never quite collide. They drift: their stories, if they can be called that, don’t so much intertwine with dramatic intricacy as overlap prettily like translucent jellyfish. Outward, inward, engines in decline. Eventually, of course, drifting accumulates its own tensions, acquires its own charms. Little things begin to matter, take on revelatory qualities. Hopes for a bigger »
- Michael Pattison
The Eighth Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — co-produced by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. The featured films span the decades from the 1920s through the early 1990s, offering a comprehensive overview of French cinema.
The fest is annually highlighted by significant restorations, and we’re especially pleased to present Jacques Rivette’s long-unavailable epic Out 1: Spectre Additional restoration highlights include Jean-Luc Godard’s A Married Woman and Max Ophüls’ too-little-seen From Mayerling To Sarajevo. Both Ophüls’ film and Louis Malle’s Elevator To The Gallows – with a jazz score by St. Louis-area native Miles Davis — screen from 35mm prints. All films will screen at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (47- E. Lockwood)
Music fans will further delight in the Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra’s accompaniment and original score for Carl Th. Dreyer’s »
- Tom Stockman
The fourth feature by Bouli Lanners, the Belgian director, writer, and actor, opens the 28th Premiers Plans Festival tonight (22 January) in Angers with an out of competition slot but in the presence of Lanners and one of his co-stars Michael Lonsdale, a Bond baddie from Moonraker days.
The festival in the Loire valley, devoted to first films from all over Europe and including both features and shorts as well as script-writing workshops, will have its opening soirée supported by the Fondation Gan for Cinema whose funds are used to support scripts and projects by new talents. The guests of honour include Phlippe Delerive, president of the Fondation, Dominique Hoff, its managing director, Jérome Clément, the event’s president and Claude-Eric Poiroux, the artistic director.
Premiers Plans Festival poster
Lanners’ fourth feature film, »
- Richard Mowe
Winter is the perfect time for staying in and truly investing in lengthy cinematic narratives, and few demand (and reward) the attention than Jacques Rivette's "Out 1." The holy grail of French cinema has long been unavailable or kicking around in less than ideal releases, but Kino Lorber and Carlotta Films are finally bringing the movie stateside in a massive DVD/Blu-ray box set (complete with substantial extras), and we want to give one to a lucky Playlist reader. Read More: Review: Jaques Rivette's Newly Restored Masterpiece 'Out 1' Starring Bernadette Lafont, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Leaud, and Michael Lonsdale, the twelve-hour epic follows two theater groups as they prepare to perform avant-garde adaptations of plays by Aeschylus. Here's the synopsis: Paris, April 13th 1970. Two theater groups each rehearse avant-garde adaptations of plays by Aeschylus. A young deaf-mute begs for change in cafés while playing the harmonica. A young woman seduces men. »
- Edward Davis
5 items from 2016
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