1. Writing in 1974, Jonathan Rosenbaum noted that Jacques Rivette’s thirteen-hour Out 1 (1971) “[had] been screened publicly only once…and remains for all practical purposes an invisible, legendary work.” Now, over forty years later, Out 1 has been made visible: it is available on Blu-ray and for download, and is being exhibited theatrically in select cities. Watching the film this past weekend at the Harvard Film Archive was thrilling, exhausting, and confounding, possibly the most memorable cinematic experience of the year. (It screened in four three-hour intervals over two days, with intermissions and dinner breaks built in.) Coming as it did on the heels of Rivette’s death, the screening felt even more momentous and special than it otherwise might have, as if (to quote the opening remarks by the Archive’s David Pendleton) those of us in attendance were somehow communing with Rivette’s spirit.