Film still: L'eau de Vie

Still from the film L'eau de Vie, un film de Jean-Luc Godard. Courtesy of The Bruce High Quality Foundation

Film: L'eau de Vie, un film de Jean-Luc Godard

Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

L’eau de Vie, un film de Jean-Luc Godard (The Bruce High Quality Foundation, 2006, 73 min.). Shot on location in Miami, Florida, during the 2005 Art Basel tradeshow, this send-up of French New Wave cinema tells the story of a bellicose actor, hot on the trail of a painting he has never seen, who brings his girlfriend Aurora to the show. While the actor and an art consultant pursue the elusive painting L’eau de Vie, Aurora gets caught up in the general maelstrom and erupts in violence. Includes a revolutionary, a French artist in the midst of an existential crisis, and camera-wielding Native American terrorists, all against a background of hurricane rubble, condo development, art tourism, and homegrown radicalism. Filmed on sound-synched black-and-white Super 8.

From 6–7 p.m., filmgoers will receive a complimentary Bruce cocktail by Absolut and great giveaways from The Wall Street Journal. Tickets are included in Museum admission and are available in advance at or at the Visitor Center.

Presented with the support of The Wall Street Journal and Absolut.