Arts

French New Wave Returns To Big Screen At Emory University

Jean-Luc Godard, who is still making films today, caught the world's attention with the release of his 1960 film "Breathless." The Cinematheque at Emory University will be screening the classic next month.
Jean-Luc Godard, who is still making films today, caught the world's attention with the release of his 1960 film "Breathless." The Cinematheque at Emory University will be screening the classic next month.
Credit JEAN-JACQUES LEVY / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The French New Wave is coming to Atlanta.

This Wednesday, Emory University’s cinematheque is kicking off a four-month-long series of films from the 1960s movement that included filmmakers like Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Melville.

Emory’s program features classics, such as Godard’s famous work “Breathless,” as well as some less-recognized films from the trailblazing era, like Alain Resnais’ “Je t’aime, Je t’aime.”

Emory University’s Film Department Chair Matthew Bernstein and the series curator, Emory’s James Steffen, talked about how they chose the films they’re screening and also discussed the New Wave filmmakers’ influence on cinema today on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes.”

Film screenings at the Emory Cinematheque are free and open to the public. You can find the full schedule here.

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