Made in USA

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In Brief: While it sits chronologically amid the most notable period of French New Wave auteur Jean-Luc Godard's oeuvre, Made in USA (1966) isn't often mentioned alongside films like Breathless or Weekend — and that omission is not without due cause. But it is one of Godard's most overlooked and underrated works, and if it doesn't rank amongst his best-known movies it's only because he put out so many masterpieces while Made is simply very, very good. Dedicated to Nick Ray and Sam Fuller, Made is simultaneously a send-up and deconstruction of the American cinema's hard-boiled detective, and those with an affinity for such films will find plenty of in-jokes and references to warrant a watch. Shot simultaneously with Two or Three Things I Know About Her, I've always wondered if Made might not have proven a little more coherent had Godard taken the time to focus on it exclusively.
Genre: Noir Detective Homage
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Anna Karina, Laszlo Szabo, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Marianne Faithfull, Yves Afonso, Ernest Menzer
Rated: NR

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Made in the USA on Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 U.S. 70, Swannannoa.


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