Thu 29th Sep 6.00pm: ALPHAVILLE (12A) 1965, France, 99mins, dir Jean-Luc Godard.

Cast: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff.

Winner, Golden Bear, 1965 Berlin International Film Festival. Sci-Fi, Film noir…  Jean-Luc Godard’s dystopian sci-fi classic is a cockeyed fusion of science fiction, pulp characters, and surrealist poetry – his irreverent journey to the mysterious Alphaville remains one of the least conventional films of all time. Eddie Constantine stars as intergalactic hero Lemmy Caution, on a mission to kill the inventor of fascist computer Alpha 60. ‘Jean-Luc Godard had no interest in making conventional movies, and Alphaville, his sole venture into science fiction (apart from the apocalypticism of 1967’s Week End) is no exception. His imagery is dense with references to history and cultural texts and often anti-illusionist… Godard succeeds in making Brechtian science fiction with social satire and critique.’ BFI. ‘ “a science fiction film without special effects” in the words of the critic Andrew Sarris; “a fable on a realistic ground” in Godard’s own description – is a cry of protest aimed at the worshippers of science and logic.’ Richard Williams – ‘My Favourite Film: Alphaville’.