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Daily Briefing. Garrel and Nico, New Offscreen and More

8 February 2012 5:19 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Tomorrow evening at 92Y Tribeca, Not Coming to a Theater Near You will present Philippe Garrel's J'entends plus la guitare (1991), reason enough for Leo Goldsmith to look back on Garrel and Nico's ten-year romantic and artistic relationship, which produced "only about a half-dozen films, some threadbare Warholian portraits, shot without sound and on old film stock, others mythopoeic allegories of creation, destruction, and revolution, shot in exotic locales from Iceland to Morocco." It "was this young Garrel who first captivated French cinephiles like Henri Langlois, who hailed Garrel's 1972 film La Cicatrice intérieure as a masterpiece, and Gilles Deleuze who, in 1985, praised Garrel's 'cinema of revelation' in his second Cinema book. Deleuze's reading of Garrel, derived almost entirely from the 60s and 70s films, describes a 'liturgy of bodies,' a devotional, if not exactly pious cinema. For the young Garrel, cinema serves as a vehicle for prophecy and vision, »

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