Numero Deux (1975) by Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville

Sunday, May 19, 1985, 9:00 pm

Numero Deux by Jean-Luc Godard


2789 24th St

San Francisco, CA, 94133

NOTE: Showtimes: 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 pm Admission: $3.50

Numero Deux, 1975, 88 min. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville. Presented in collaboration with the York Theatre, by special permission of Jean-Luc Godard and Jackie Reynal. First San Francisco screening since its 1977 premiere.

Numero Deux stands out as the director’s most thorough and self-conscious attempt to delineate the effects of advanced capitalism in the home. Shot on video and then transferred to film, Numero Deux focuses on sexuality and family relations across three generations; the resulting scenario engenders a sexual and emotional ambivalence replete with impotence, violent rape and a disturbingly recurrent primal scene. And for the first time Godard considers male, as well as female, sexuality and the trap it represents. Numero Deux depicts a personal oppression that is both economically and generationally pervasive