Dir. Jean-Luc Godard (1967).
Dramatizing homicidal conflict in the context of matter-of-fact social disaster, this apocalyptic farce—a farrago of revolutionary rhetoric, coolly staged hysteria, and universal aggression—is the art-house analog to George Romero’s contemporary Night of the Living Dead. Alice in Wonderland as re-conceived by the Marquis de Sade, Weekend would mark both high point and finale of Godard’s meteoric career as a popular artist.
Wed., Oct. 19, 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45 & 10 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 20, 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45 & 10 p.m., 2011