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Daily Archives: October 12, 2015

Goodbye to Language at Transistor / In the Underground at CIFF

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I am pleased to announce I will be introducing a screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language, my favorite film of the year, in its original 3D format at Transistor Chicago this Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. I will be giving out passive 3D glasses, which are required to view the movie, to the first 25 attendees only. The screening is FREE and BYOB. Here is the description I wrote for Transistor’s website:

In his astonishing first feature in 3-D, the legendary Jean-Luc Godard offers a philosophical meditation on the fractured nature of identity in our era of mass communication. Now 84 years old but eternally youthful, Godard pointedly shows, through an almost impossibly rich tapestry of stereoscopic images and sounds, how language and technology have conspired to create barriers that separate humans not only from each other but also from themselves. (2014, R, 69 minutes)

There’s more info about the screening at Transistor’s website. Hope to see you there!

In other news, my coverage of this year’s Chicago International Film Festival begins with a Time Out Chicago review of the Chinese coal-mining documentary In the Underground by first-time director Song Zhantao. I’m a big fan of this immersive, cinematically dazzling non-fiction pic, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Harvary Sensory Ethnography Lab’s aesthetic. The CIFF’s Sunday screening is the film’s U.S. premiere. You can read my capsule review here.

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