An Evening with Jackie Raynal
The Charles S. Cohen Screening Room
at the Film-makers’ Cooperative
Wednesday May 15, 7 pm
475 Park Avenue, 6th floor
(at 32nd st)
A rare screening of Deux fois (1968)
Followed by a conversation
“…Raynal began her career in the 1960s as the film editor for New Wave directors such as Eric Rohmer, Jean-Daniel Pollet and Jean Eustache.
Challenged by producer and patroness Sylvina Boissonnas to stop editing other people’s films and make her own, Raynal traveled to Barcelona , where she completed DEUX FOIS in a single week.
One of the most enigmatic films of the Zanzibar group (which included Philippe Garrel, Pierre Clémenti and Nico),it is composed of a series of unconnected episodes,some repeated twice.The fairy-tale phrase “once upon a time” is turned on its head, as is the logic of classical film construction. With herself as the film’s “star,” Raynal announces each of the film’s sequences and proclaims, theatrically and ironically, “tonight will be the end of meaning”. -Herb Shellenberger, International House Philadelphia