Retrospective: The Passion of Philippe Garrel

Date:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Philippe Garrel. The transitional film of Garrel’s career, pivoting from experimental work into narrative, from films with Nico to works imbued with her spirit. Robert Bresson “models”—Anne Wiazemsky (Au hasard Balthazar) and Henri de Maublanc (The Devil, Probably)—are a couple who fall in love and then fall to pieces, descending into drug addiction and mutually enforced self-destruction.
Date:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Philippe Garrel. “Features Pierre Clementi (nude) and the Andy Warhol superstar Nico (dressed in a loose robe) and a few others, including Philippe Garrel. Clementi speaks French; Nico sometimes complains in English and sometimes declaims in German verse, and sometimes sings for musical background on the soundtrack. There are no subtitles.” —New York Times, 1972
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Philippe Garrel. Elemental, mysterious, and nearly overpowering in its widescreen imagery and moving camera, The Virgin’s Bed stars Garrel’s friends/collaborators Pierre Clement and Zouzou as Christ and Mary Magdalene.
Date:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Philippe Garrel. A filmmaker comes into conflict with his wife after he refuses to cast her in the retelling of their own love story, starring himself. Garrel himself plays the filmmaker, and his family—including his wife at the time Brigitte Sy and their son Louis, as well as Garrel’s father Maurice—are the filmmaker’s family.
Date:
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Philippe Garrel. Garrel pays tribute to his parents and the supporters of the FLN (National Liberation Front) in their struggle for Algerian liberation, again casting his father Maurice and wife Brigitte Sy, as well as László Szabó and Emmanuelle Riva. Time is slowed to observe determined hands in craft, and finally to slow motion, to inflict the full horror of violence.
Date:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Philippe Garrel. Completed in the aftermath of Nico’s sudden death in 1988, I Don’t Hear the Guitar Anymore is Philippe Garrel’s tribute to the relationship that so profoundly marked him and his art.
Date:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Philippe Garrel. A more thoughtful alternative to Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, Garrel’s epic-length masterpiece re-creates the Paris student revolts of May 1968 with astonishing authenticity and an unsentimental eye.
Date:
Friday, February 23, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Rochester Premiere | Philippe Garrel. After a devastating breakup, the only place 23-year-old Jeanne has to stay in Paris is the small flat of her father, Giles. But when Jeanne arrives, she finds that her father’s new girlfriend has moved in, too: Arianne, a young woman her own age.
Date:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Philippe Garrel. A young photographer (Louis Garrel, the director’s son) ends his affair with tempestuous actor Carole (Laura Smet) and moves on to the promise of domestic peace with the more even-tempered Eve (Clémentine Poidatz). As in all of Garrel’s work, the film is haunted by the dead—here, in its most visible incarnation.