• March 23 (Saturday) 12:30
  • Deep Focus: French New Wave

    Learning & Outreach

    The influence of the French New Wave—arguably the most iconic period of film history—can be felt in everything from the jump cuts in Taxi Driver to the step-printing in Chungking Express. How did a group of young iconoclasts working with minimal budgets make such a big impact? In this edition of Deep Focus,” an interactive lecture series presented by Learning & Outreach at The Cinematheque, we take a deep dive into the history, style, and legacy of the New Wave. Host Chelsea Birks will explore a range of films and directors, including leading lights JLG and Jacques Rivette, both featured in our March lineup. Participants will then apply their new analytical skills to a 35mm screening of Godard’s emblematic A Woman Is a Woman (1961) followed by a rousing discussion.

    Standard ticket rates apply for this Deep Focus” lecture and screening. Total event time will be three hours, including lecture, screening, discussion, and short breaks.