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2 items from 2015


Ingenious Godard Came up with Solution for Greece Debt Crisis: Why Is No One Listening?

30 June 2015 3:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jean-Luc Godard in his youthful days. Jean-Luc Godard solution for the Greek debt crisis: 'Therefore' copyright payments A few years ago, Nouvelle Vague filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, while plugging his Film Socialisme, chipped in with a surefire solution for the seemingly endless – and bottomless – Greek debt crisis. In July 2011, Godard told The Guardian's Fiachra Gibbons: The Greeks gave us logic. We owe them for that. It was Aristotle who came up with the big 'therefore'. As in, 'You don't love me any more, therefore ...' Or, 'I found you in bed with another man, therefore ...' We use this word millions of times, to make our most important decisions. It's about time we started paying for it. If every time we use the word therefore, we have to pay 10 euros to Greece, the crisis will be over in one day, and the Greeks will not have to sell the Parthenon to the Germans. »

- Andre Soares

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Ebertfest Opening with Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Goodbye to Language’ (Exclusive)

12 March 2015 7:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jean-Luc Godard’s “Goodbye to Language 3D” will be the opening film on April 15 at the 17th Annual Roger Ebert Film Festival, also known as Ebertfest.

The festival, which is hosted by Chaz Ebert and runs for five days in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., will also include a special screening of Robert De Niro’s “A Bronx Tale” and include appearances from that film’s producer, Jon Kilik, and star and screenwriter Chazz Palminteri.

“Godard is a director of the very first rank; no other director in the 1960s has had more influence on the development of the feature-length film,” Roger Ebert once wrote of Godard. “Like Joyce in fiction or Beckett in theater, he is a pioneer whose present work … is gradually creating and educating an audience that will, perhaps in the next generation, be able to look back at his films and see that this is where their cinema began. »

- Dave McNary

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