The VCUarts Cinematheque will screen two films on April 16. In JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December Jean-Luc Godard reflects in this film about his place in film history, the interaction of film industry and film as art, as well as the act of creating art. In The Cow, by Karel Kachyna, following JLG/JLG, Adam a young farmer fleeing the bleak reality of his mother’s life as a prostitute, tumbles from a mountain and is left mentally ill. Years later, his mother is dying, so Adam sells their only cow to pay for medicine. Rosa, a beautiful young maid, fleeing the sexual exploitation of a wealthy butcher, climbs up to join them on their remote farm and dares to become part of Adam’s world. A cycle of life begins again, in a remote turn-of-the-century village tied to the land and its animals.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
Run Time: 62 min.
Date: 16 April 2013 @ 7:00pm
Location: Grace Street TheatreWatch Trailer