No Wave: The Cinema of Jean Eustache

10/4/08 to 10/22/08

In documentaries and unvarnished fictions, Jean Eustache recorded provincial French traditions and the mating habits of post-1968 Parisians with the same detached fascination. This series presents a rare opportunity to explore his career beyond the landmark The Mother and the Whore.

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  • The Mother and the Whore, October 4

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Past Films

  • A Dirty Story

    • Wednesday, October 22 8:40 PM

    Doubling the telling of a sordid tale, Eustache produces a slyly funny study of performance and the limits of credibility. “Not to be missed.”-Village Voice. With Alix's Pictures.

  • The Virgin of Pessac: Two Versions

    • Sunday, October 19 5:45 PM

    Documents of a provincial festival, made a decade apart. “A triumph of unprompted deadpan humor.”-Film Comment

  • Number Zero

    • Sunday, October 12 7 PM

    Eustache's interview with his grandmother is a return to origins and an experiment in narration.

  • The Pig

    • Sunday, October 12 5 PM

    A dispassionate document of the slaughter of a hog, “an extraordinarily concentrated study in artisanal process.”-Moving Image Source. With Bosch's Garden of Delights.

  • Bad Company

    • Saturday, October 11 8:50 PM

    Young men on the make in Eustache's debut and in Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes, with Jean-Pierre Léaud: “constantly amusing and revealing.”-Variety

  • The Lost Sorrows of Jean Eustache

    • Thursday, October 9 6:30 PM

    Angel Diez's documentary is “both inquiry and requiem . . . a complex portrait of a mysterious and mercurial artist.”-Cinematheque Ontario

  • My Little Loves

    • Thursday, October 9 8 PM

    Eustache's coming-of-age film is a masterpiece of disillusionment. “Under a beguiling surface . . . a distinctly cool, delicately nuanced study of a human being.”-Sight & Sound

  • The Mother and the Whore

    • Saturday, October 4 7 PM

    Jean-Pierre Léaud as a castaway from the sixties and the sexual revolution, waffling between two women. “The greatest French film of the '70s.”-Cahiers du cinéma. “A searing masterpiece.”-Chicago Reader