Jean-Luc Godard, 1985, France, 107m, DCP
Mary (Myriem Roussel) is a teenage basketball-playing gas-station attendant who receives the Annunciation by jetliner. Following a warning from an angel, a confused and innocent Mary unexpectedly falls pregnant and is forced to wed her taxi-driving boyfriend Joseph (Thierry Rode). Mary and Joseph, along with their family and friends, struggle to cope as the provocative theme unfolds. Hail Mary is a sensational and bold work from Godard, which touched off an uproar of protest heard around the world.
In French with English subtitles
Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival
"Deeply wounds the religious sentiments of believers."
—Pope John Paul II
"A film of great sensitivity and yearning... A meditation on the phenomenal, manifested as nature, biology, kinship, and sexual desire."
—Noel Murray, The Dissolve
Wed October 19: Showtimes TBA
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