In Praise of Love


Thursday, March 3@ 7:15PM

In Praise of Love

Please join us for a film showing this coming Thursday, on the 3rd of March,at 7:15 pm.
Cinematic iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard returned to the forefront of contemporary cinema in 2002 with “In Praise of Love”
(Eloge de l’Amour). Shot in both black and white 35mm and dazzlingly color-saturated digital video, the fractured narrative follows a filmmaker in the process of casting a part for his next film, which deals with the subject of love. After the death of the woman he has chosen, the film flashes back to the first time he met her, when, while doing research for his previous project, he met an elderly couple who, having participated in the French Resistance, sold their life story to a Hollywood producer. While rabidly attacking Hollywood’s exploitation of history, this haunted, melancholy film questions itself about the relationship between ideological oppression, memory and love. For all its bile and incoherence, In Praise of Love is filled with haunting images and insights.

“In Praise of Love is one of Jean-Luc Godard’s most sad, beautiful, and accessible films.”
-Tom Vick, All Movie Guide

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