Director: Philippe Garrel Run Time: 77 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1968 Language: Silent with subtitles
Starring: Bernadette Lafont, Laurent Terzieff, Stanislas Robiolles
Nitehawk’s LIVE SOUND CINEMA presents Philippe Garrel early and most incendiary films, LE REVELATEUR, with a live score by harpist Mary Lattimore and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Zeigler.
The performance is in celebration of the duo’s new limited LP release on Thrill Jockey featuring music inspired by the film.
For those who favor the hallucinatory and the abstract, start revving your psychedelic engines for a dose of French master Philippe Garrel’s potent, shimmering physicality. Tragically unknown in the U.S. despite a significant global following, Garrel has charted an unlikely course from avant-garde provocateur to festival favorite in a revelatory four-decade career. Le Révélateur — made during Garrel’s youthful “Zanzibar Collective” period spent on the Paris ‘68 frontlines — “is a fractured and elliptical, but instinctive, elemental, and haunting rumination on the process of awakening, maturation, psychological trauma, and transformation of childhood memory” (Strictly Film School)
Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler weave an elaborate web of picturesque synth-scapes for Le Révélateur that will be featured on new album released by Thrill Jockey this July. The duo debuted the score live at the renowned Marfa Ballroom and have since performed to sold-out audiences at the Getty Museum and Cinefamily in Los Angeles, Constellation Chicago, and at the International House in the duo’s hometown of Philadelphia. Le Révélateur was recorded by Zeigler (War on Drugs, Kurt Vile) at his studio, Uniform Recording.