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Restoration Tuesdays: The Valley (La vallée)

Tue, Oct 1 / 9:30 pm
Tue, Oct 8 / 7 pm
Tue, Oct 15 / 9:30 pm
Tue Oct 22 / 7 pm
Tue, Oct 29 / 9:30 pm
Directed by Barbet Schroeder
1972, France, 105 min
French with English subtitles

While on an excursion in New Guinea to procure rare feathers, Vivian (Bulle Ogier), a French diplomat’s wife, joins a band of vagabond hippies on a quest to discover an uncharted, utopian valley. As the bourgeois Vivian delights in the new pleasures of free love and consciousness-expanding drugs, she believes she has found paradise. But is it just an illusion? Suffused with cosmic mystery—enhanced by a trancey Pink Floyd score and stunning cinematography by Néstor Almendros, who captures the island’s lush, awe-inspiring beauty—The Valley is a hallucinatory parable of post-sixties idealism hurtling into oblivion.

Restoration Tuesdays: our new ongoing series of newly restored films is generously sponsored by IATSE 856. All admissions to these screenings is $5. 

Reviews

The sex in La vallée is incredible. It feels real and animalistic, romantic for its lack of flourish because of Schroeder’s distant lens. It’s difficult not to be taken in by Bulle’s beauty in particular — she almost seems like a vision, finally coming to life.
– Justine Peres Smith, Vague Visages
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