Crowd was a bit fussy though.
My first Akerman was "Toute une nuit". Behind me was sitting a couple with its 12 year old son. They were giggling throughout the whole film untill the woman said "This must be the worst film I have ever seen.". But they did not leave.
I was to confused and enraged to ask, why they came to the screening in the first place.
Ha. I saw Solaris @ the PFA a few years ago. A group of Berkeley kids sat behind me thinking they were about to see the Clooney remake. Imagine their horror. Yet they opted not to leave and chose to spend the film snickering and being bored.
Never connected J.D. w/ structuralist film. Don't know if I totally buy the argument but I'm open. Was weaned on Snow & Gehr, maybe I'm just too stubborn to accept the connection. Wavelength does have a sort of narrative.
Also, Bay Area people, Wavelength & ..Centrale are showing tonight (I think) at the CCA campus in SF as part of a Paul McCarthy curated thing. I can't make it and showing both back to back sounds kind of intense but hey. Their screening room kind of sucks but hopefully they can keep their act together.
The last print I showed of Wavelength a few months ago from Film-maker's was nice and new but actually printed damaged. Dumb. Sent them a note with the return but didn't hear back.
Anyway, I wish Criterion would just replicate that Belgian Ackerman set. Stick J.D. on Criterion, sure, then maybe plop the rest onto an Eclipse box.