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Cert PG / 99 mins / Screen 3
Join The Double Negative arts magazine for a series of three special screenings at FACT during their new exhibition, Science Fiction: New Death... Next up: Jean Luc Godard's Alphaville!
"More chillingly prescient than ever" - the Guardian
"One of the great cinematic works of romanticism" - New Yorker
"No movie, not even Breathless, better exemplifies the syncretic quality of Godard's early genius" - Village Voice
Legendary French new wave director Godard fuses a hardboiled detective story with science fiction - inspiring Blade Runner, The Terminator and countless other books and films.
Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) comes to Alphaville, the capital of a totalitarian state, in order to destroy its leader, an almost-human computer called Alpha 60. While on his mission, Lemmy meets and falls in love with Natacha (Anna Karina), the daughter of the scientist who designed Alpha 60. Their love becomes the most profound challenge to the computer's control.
Void of any flashy special effects, Alphaville uses '60s Paris to depict the city of the future.
We’ve chosen Alphaville as it heavily influences the chaotically dystopian feel of the exhibition Science Ficiton: New Death, particularly the exhibition design, created by local collective The Kazimier. This set, with its ‘hidden room’ and endless corridors, could have been taken directly from the film, with its unsettling, disruptive feel. As befits a study of a totalitarian state, much of the film takes place in long, bureaucratic corridors and its characters become lost within labyrinths of power.
// Other Special Screenings //
Primer (Monday 26 May)
// FACT Residency //
The Double Negative arts magazine is incredibly excited to be guest programmers for FACT 's new exhibition, Science Fiction: New Death (it also helps that we are massive sci-fi fans!).
We are planning a series of events and screenings during the exhibition: