This is a rare chance to see one of Robbe-Grillet's best films. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area come see it if you can. I'll be there!
It will be showing April 17, 7:30pm, at the downstairs Speakeasy in the Agenda Restaurant & Lounge, downtown San Jose. Admission is free! An excerpt from the information Geoff Alexander sent to me follows.
Contact: Geoff Alexander (408) 292-3593 PROGRAM NOTES FOR cine16 FILM FESTIVAL'S April 3 program at the downstairs Speakeasy in the Agenda Restaurant & Lounge, downtown San Jose, Thursday at 7:30 pm. April 17: The cine-roman of Alain Robbe-Grillet. Rarely do we show feature length films, but tonight is an exception, as the entire program is given to the experimental filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet's `Trans-Europ Express' (1966). This outstanding work is a film within a film as Robbe-Grillet sits in a train car and discusses with his producer and script supervisor a film he'd like to make about a drug deal in Antwerp. A man in fake beard and glasses gets on the train, but the director states he'd rather have J-L Trintignant, who then materializes, and stars, along with Marie-France Pisier, in this fascinating, unusual film in which characters and authors cross each other's paths, yet stay in their own frames of reference. WHO ARE WE? 'cine16' is a once-per-week, Thursdays at 7:30 pm cinema focusing on the historical and thematic aspects of 16mm documentary, ethnographic, industrial, and art films. Shows are approximately two hours long, and admission is always free. All shows start at 7:30 pm, but arrive early for seating. We're in the cellar speakeasy at downtown San Jose's Agenda Restaurant & Lounge. Enter through the Agenda Restaurant on South First Street, corner of San Salvador , and ask for 'cine16' in the downstairs speakeasy.