Film: L'eau de Vie, un film de Jean-Luc Godard
August 22, 2013
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 www.museumtix.com
or at the Visitor Center.
Presented with the support of The Wall Street Journal