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Week of June 29, 2005

Masculine Feminine. (Not Rated) In his 1966 feature, legendary French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard organizes the political and sexual milieu of 1965 Paris into fifteen acts, most of which contain long conversations between communist activist Paul (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and his singer girlfriend Madeleine (real-life Yé-Yé singer Chantal Goya). In various locations, Paul proclaims his love for Madeleine, eager to go to bed with her. By interspersing verité shots taken on the streets of Paris, Godard also adds a smattering of political commentary; he dubs characters "the generation of Marx and Coca-Cola," calls for peace in Vietnam and relates off-camera murders. Masculine Feminine captures the triviality and self-absorption of its characters almost too well -- it's more appealing in theory and style than as a cinematic experience. In French with English subtitles. Screens at 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, through Sunday, July 3, in the Moore Auditorium on the campus of Webster University. (Diane Carson) WFS

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