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Date & Time
November 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Free and open to the public. (Masking required.) More Info
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Free Film Screening:


(Jacques Rivette, 1976, 145 min, France, in French w/ English subs, Color, DCP)


— Introduced by Prof. Anne-Gaëlle Saliot (Romance Studies/Cinematic Arts)


“Perhaps the last gasp of the modernist strain that infused his work from L’AMOUR FOU to OUT 1 to CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING, this is Rivette’s violent and unsettling fusion of a female pirate adventure (filmed on some of the same locations used for THE VIKINGS, but set in no particular place or period), mythological fantasy, Jacobean tragedy, experimental dance film (with live improvised music) and personal psychodrama. The eclectic cast includes Geraldine Chaplin (NASHVILLE, REMEMBER MY NAME). The film seems contrived to confound conventional emotional reactions of any sort. It’s a movie where the casual slitting of someone’s throat and the swishing sounds of leather pants are made to seem equally relevant. Yet Rivette’s feeling for duration, immediacy and moods of menace are fully present here, and days or weeks after you see this chilling conundrum of a movie, sounds and images may come back to haunt you.”
— Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader


Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.


Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public. (COVID-19 Info)

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