First up was Godard’s essay on 20th Century cinema, “Moments choisis des Histoire(s) du cinema” which I found at first intriguing, than a bit dull, and in the end, rather impenetrable. Perhaps the entire series is more coherent and inspiring than this abbreviated version? I will probably never know, and for now will will get my Godard fix by watching and rewatching his classic films from the 1960’s like A Woman Is a Woman, Breathless, Alpahville, My Life To Live, and Le Weekend.
After the nicely renovated but very warm theater (and subway rumbling underneath, I guess 425 million dollars can’t fix some problems, unfortunately) me and Annie quickly exited for strong vodka tonics, amazing cheese, and a quick perusual of the first two floors of the museum. I’m not even going to mention the amazing new space, Wendy and Eug have covered that very well in their blogs, but instead will offer selected photos.