New 35mm Print! CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING
August 3 - August 5, 2012
(1974) dir Jacques Rivette w/Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier, Barbet Schroeder [193 min] This magical tale recounts the adventures of Julie, a librarian, and the flamboyant Celine, a magician of sorts – a kind of White Rabbit who leads Julie right through the Looking Glass into a world of her imagination. With the help of some magic, memory-inducing candy, Celine and Julie get plugged into a bizarre drama in a mysterious, possibly haunted, house. They enter the house in the guise of nurses and encounter two women who are in love with the same man. The man is a widower who had promised his wife that he would not remarry as long as their invalid daughter was alive. As the competition in the triangle reaches a murderous level, the highspirited heroines plot a daring rescue of the young victim. One of the seminal films of the 1970s, CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING is a brilliant meditation on the art of cinema and the nature of fantasy. It is regarded by many as New Wave master Jacques Rivette’s most accomplished film.