Film Screening

Multiple Dates
Alphaville

Part of The Future of the Past: Utopia/Dystopia, 1965-1984

Alphaville

Date + Time

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 2009, 1:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Jean-Luc Godard, 1965, 99 min., 35mm
French, with English subtitles

Private-eye Lemmy Caution travels to the outerspace city of Alphaville in search of Professor von Braun, an evil scientist who has created a computer that monitors the citizens' thoughts and actions. He quickly realizes he has entered a world alien to his own, one that has made love and expression illegal.

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Image: Jean-Luc Godard, Alphaville (still), 1965; photo courtesy Photofest NYC

SFMOMA would like to thank the Consulate General of France in San Francisco for their assistance in obtaining the film print.