Alphaville: One Odd Detective Story

. August 14, 2014.
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Parisian director Jean Luc Godard helped revolutionize French cinema in the 50’s and 60’s with warp-speed existentialist crime stories that bordered on absurdism and romance at the same time—Quentin Tarantino learned a lot from old Jean Luc. But Godard’s oddest film might be Alphaville, a no-budget detective movie set in a science fiction universe. How odd is it? The leading gumshoe, Lemmy Caution (seriously) drives to another solar system in his car, and the tyrannical supercomputer he must defeat is played by… a table fan. As witty and wry as it is weird, Alphaville is a classic incomprehensible French movie. Get on the pretension train!

Thursday, August 14, 10pm. $10. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8463. michtheater.org

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