Lover's Discourse Film Series

Image, Jean-Luc Godard, Tout va bien / Letter to Jane

The figure refers, not to what the human solitude of the amorous subject may be, but to his “philosophical” solitude, love-as-passion being accounted for today by no major system of thought (or discourse). – Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse

Room Gallery hosts Lover’s Discourse Film Series, curated by Juli Carson.  This series is an ad hoc screening of films embodying Roland Barthes’ assertion that love could be a critical “medium” in politically turbulent times.  In all 20 films, the love story is the vehicle for the actual subject matter: a paradigmatic historical event.  Each director takes up this allegorical operation in different ways to interrogate film as a critical agent for social change.

 

WEEK I

Monday, October 10, 2005

Night and Fog – Alain Resnais (1955) 32 min – 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Hiroshima Mon Amour – Alain Resnais (1959) 90 min – 2:05pm, 4:10pm

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Tout Va Bien / Letter to Jane – Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin (1972) 95 min – 1:00pm
In Praise of Love – Jean-Luc Godard (2001) 97 min – 3:30pm

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Jules and Jim – Francois Truffaut (1962) 105 min – 1:00pm
The Dreamers – Bernardo Bertolucci (2003) 115 min – 3:30pm

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Terminal Station – Vittorio De Sica (1953) 90 min – 1:00pm
In the Mood for Love – Wong Kar Wai (2000) 98 min – 3:30pm

Friday, October 14, 2005

Fear Eat Soul – Rainer Fassbinder (1974) 93 min – 1:00pm
Lone Star – John Sayles (1996) 135 min – 3:30pm

WEEK II

Monday, October 17, 2005

Oedipus Rex – Pier Paolo Pasolini (1967) 119 min – 1:00pm
Dogville – Lars von Trier (2003) 178 min – 3:30pm

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Girls of Kamare – René Viénet (1974) – 1:00pm
Time Code – Mike Figgis (2000) 97 min – 3:30pm

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Heart of Glass – Werner Herzog (1976) 94 min – 1:00pm
Downfall – Oliver Hirschbiegel (2004) 156 min – 3:30pm

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Battle of Algiers – Gillo Pontecorvo (1965) 117 min – 1:00pm
Barbarian Invasions – Denys Arcand (2003) 99 min – 3:30pm

Friday, October 21, 2005

Bowling for Columbine – Michael Moore (2002) 120 min – 1:00pm
Elephant – Gus Van Sant (2003) 81 min – 3:30pm

Curator: 
Juli Carson
Venue: 
Room Gallery
Exhibition Dates: 
Oct 10, 2005 to Oct 21, 2005