Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, July 23, 2010 – Sunday, August 01, 2010

 Detroit Film Theatre

(France/1960—directed by Jean-Luc Godard)

Jean-Paul Belmondo steals cars, shoots cops and shares philosophy, sex, cigarettes and the need to go go go with girlfriend Jean Seberg in Godard’s revolutionary debut film. Half a century after its initial release, Breathless (better translated from its French title, A Bout de Souffle, as “Out of Breath”) remains a marvel of motion and spontaneous cinematic invention; with its non-stop pace, jump cuts and freewheeling cinematography on the streets of Paris, Godard achieved nothing less than the reinvention of the cinema from one minute to the next, beginning to end. The epicenter of the French New Wave and still, perhaps, the coolest movie ever made, Breathless has been restored to 35mm glory for the first time ever, complete with newly translated, updated English subtitles. (90 min.)

“As fresh and startling as it was 50 years ago!” –Martin Scorsese
Friday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 30 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 31 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 1 at 4:00 p.m.