I’m hosting a day dedicated to the work of Jean-Luc Godard at the Derby QUAD on September 14th. The day will revolve around Godard’s first film, A Bout de souffle, and Godard’s “second first film”, Slow Motion. Ahead of and in between screenings will be casual seminars on Godard’s career as a whole. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Godard event is part of a larger programme I have helped to put together with the team at QUAD, which has been funded by the British Film Institute as part of their Uprising season of work dedicated to to the political events of Mai ’68. The programme, entitled “Yes We Cannes!” takes inspiration from the cancelled Cannes Film Festival of 1968, and we’ve attempted to plot a partial restating of the event. I’m most excited about bringing Charlie Bubbles, Albert Finney’s lone-directorial feature, to new audiences. For my money it’s the best British film of all time. Full information can be found by clicking here. Tickets are available via that link too.
On a similar note, Godard’s latest film, The Image Book, will be screening at the London Film Festival in October.