Every Man for Himself

Dir. Jean-Luc Godard (1980). JLG’s 1980 Swiss-set “comeback” is an elusive but not nonlinear (and never boring) construction that revives his prostitution = life under capitalism metaphor, pivoting on a series of oblique confrontations between a disgruntled TV producer named Paul Godard, his ex-wife, 12-year-old daughter, and ex-girlfriend. The movie has a heavy dollop of slo-mo but the real formal arabesques are found on the soundtrack—the mix is busier than Christmas at Macy’s.
Fridays-Sundays, 1, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20 & 10:10 p.m.; Mon., Nov. 15, 1, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20 & 10:10 p.m.; Tue., Nov. 16, 1, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20 & 10:10 p.m. Starts: Nov. 12. Continues through Nov. 14, 2010

 
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