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Courtesy of Kino Lorber

Glassell School of Art, Ground Floor
2450 Holcombe Boulevard
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Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

2010, in French with English subtitles


101 minutes



Film Socialisme

These screenings take place in the Freed Auditorium, located in the MFAH Glassell School of Art at 5101 Montrose. Seating is limited!

Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard returns to the screen with Film Socialisme, a magisterial essay on the decline of European civilization. Presented as a symphony in three movements, a garish cruise ship (with Patti Smith among its guests) travels the Mediterranean while Godard embarks on a state of the European Union address in a vibrant collage of philosophical quotes, historical revelations, and pure cinematographic beauty.

“Godard’s cinema can be rigorous and galvanizing as anyone familiar with his 1960s output would agree. Forty years on, he’s as troubled as ever with our subservience to the world’s military-industrial-corporate nexus. And he’s still the same cinematic prankster that he was in the ‘60s—toying with the clichés of genre and shattering formal expectations.” —Moving Pictures