Goodbye to Language 3D

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:45pm

Note: Screening will take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St, Chicago.

Special $5 advance tickets are available for currently registered UChicago students at:  Tickets available at the door: General Admission $15; Members and students $10

Film Studies Center and UChicago Arts Pass are pleased to partner with the Gene Siskel Film Center for this special presentation of Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language 3D.  Professor Daniel Morgan, Department of Cinema and Media Studies at University of Chicago, and author of Late Godard and the Possibilities of Cinema, will introduce the film and moderate an audience discussion.

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Goodbye to Language 3D is a sensorially immersive experience employing 3D technology to mind-expanding effect. Starring Heloise Godet, Kamel Abdeli and Godard’s own dog as Roxy, Jean-Luc Godard’s latest film is a “thrilling cinematic experience” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times) and a complete “masterpiece” (Amy Taubin, Film Comment).

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. 

- Jean-Luc Godard