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Jean-Luc Goddard’s Good Bye To Language

Jean-Luc Godard’s GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE Exclusive Los Angeles Engagement January 23 – 29, 2015,

Aero Theatre Santa Monica 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, 90403

 At last, Jean-Luc Godard’s highly anticipated Cannes Film Festival Jury prize winner hits the big screen in a rare American Cinematheque theatrical run! The protean French director’s latest (43rd film) is a vibrant visual essay as well as a narrative – a married woman’s relationship with a single man (and Godard’s dog, Roxy) is just the jumping-off point. Both beautiful and mischievous, this Godard masterpiece is bold in its disregard for the conventions of 3-D filmmaking, challenging the audience to discover hidden layers of imagery, and making this a unique film that can only be savored in a theater.

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The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog finds itself between them. The other is in one, the one is in the other and they are three. The former husband shatters everything. A second film begins: the same as the first, and yet not. From the human race we pass to metaphor. This ends in barking and a baby’s cries. In the meantime, we will have seen people talking of the demise of the dollar, of truth in mathematics and of the death of a robin. Featuring Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdelli, Richard Chevallier, Zoé Bruneau, Christian Gregori, and Jessica Erickson. In French with English subtitles.


“A thrilling cinematic experience.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.

“An adrenaline shot to the brain.” – Scott Foundas, Variety.

“Packed with dazzling images, the film makes 3-D feel like something brand-new to the medium.” – Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly.



Friday, Jan 23
7:30 & 9:15 PM
Saturday, Jan 24
7:30 & 9:15 PM
Sunday, Jan 25
4:00, 7:30 & 9:15 PM
Monday, Jan 26
7:30 & 9:15 PM
Tuesday, Jan 27
7:30 & 9:15 PM
Wednesday, Jan 28
7:30 & 9:15 PM
Thursday, Jan 29
7:30 & 9:15 PM


3-D Ticket Pricing: $13 General, $11 Students/Seniors, $9 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers accepted.



Having upended the rules of film language in BREATHLESS, Godard does it anew here.”

– Amy Taubin, Film Comment


[From Cannes]: “A thrilling cinematic experience.

The thickly layered movie offers up generous, easy pleasures with jolts of visual beauty, bursts of humor, swells of song and many shots of a dog, Roxy, but it will provide other satisfactions with repeat viewings.”

– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times


“The most thrilling experience of the 2014 (Cannes Film) Festival.

The film is a furiously associative meditation on humanity and history, cinematic and linguistic meaning, the world of nature and the nature of reality. A bravura display of what a master formalist can do with a technology that cinema, now more than ever, equates simply with spectacle.”

– Dennis Lim, Art Forum

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