Dear friends: I’m sorry if we made plans this month. I have to cancel. For the next five weeks, I will be dining only on popcorn at the Film Forum concession stand during the run of its Godard ’60s! series, where all of Jean-Luc Godard’s greatest ground-breaking, anarchic works from the 1960s (21 in all!) will be screened. If you’d like, you could join me tonight to see Breathless, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a wanted criminal who seduces the blonde pixie Jean Seberg (ooh la la!). Or we could see A Woman Is a Woman (May 11-13), in which Anna Karina (Godard’s muse and then-wife) plays a stripper who desperately wants to be a mother; Masculine Feminine (May 25-27), a raucous portrait of the ’60s youth culture in Paris; or Sympathy for the Devil (May 27), featuring a young Mick Jagger at a recording session. Or just pick any day—I’ll be waiting in the lobby.
May 2-June 5, 2008