France, 1967, 104 min, Digital, Dir. Jean-Luc Godard, Not Rated, in French with English subtitles, Janus Films
“A revolutionary breakthrough in narrative cinema.” – Gene Youngblood, Los Angeles Free Press
“As long as cinema like this exists, there's no end in sight.” – Keith Uhlich, Time Out
This scathing late-sixties satire from Jean-Luc Godard is one of cinema’s great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous sequence in which the camera tracks along a seemingly endless traffic jam, and rich with historical and literary references, Weekend is a surreally funny and disturbing call for revolution, a depiction of society reverting to savagery, and— according to the credits—the end of cinema itself.
In honor of film legend Jean-Luc Godard's life and career, Coral Gables Art Cinema presents seven of his films, including Breathless (1960), Vivre Sa Vie (1962), Band of Outsiders (1964), Pierrot Le Fou (1965), Masculin Féminin (1966), Weekend (1967), and Tout Va Bien (1972). Watch all seven films with the $60 series pass or the $100 dual series pass for two people. Or purchase individual tickets here.
Join us at the Gables Cinema during our special tribute screenings, honoring the life and careers of beloved filmmakers who have passed.