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Past Event

Seattle Premiere: Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book

Feb 19 2019

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Seattle Art Museum, Alliance Francaise de Seattle and Cornish College of The Arts present Jean Luc-Godard’s The Image Book.

This artistically and morally stunning meditation on the state of the world, and the art that reflects it, wowed audiences and critics at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Golden Palm award. Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930), a pioneer of the mid-century French New Wave, revolutionized cinematic form and content, transforming stories into profound essays on personal and global politics, philosophy, art and metaphysics: cinema as poetic scholarship.

In The Image Book, with the narrating voice of a wise elder, Godard collages images from film and world history, Western and non-Western cultures. With dark humor, a touch of despair and a thrust of aspiration, Godard fills the screen with the fluid dexterity of an action painter. At age 87 he continues to learn and remake cinema. For decades Godard’s aim has been to “film thoughts in motion,” creating images for the eye and the mind.

Digital Cinema in 7.1 sound, 87 min.

Photo: © Casa Azul Films/Ecran Noir Productions

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