• Portrait of a Young Woman at the End of the 1960s in Brussels

    1993. France/Belgium. Chantal Akerman. 59 min.

  • US Go Home

    1994. France. Claire Denis. 67 min.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Portrait of a Young Woman at the End of the 1960s in Brussels

    1993. France/Belgium. Written and directed by Chantal Akerman. With Circe, Julien Rassam, Joëlle Marlier. Akerman, the Belgian director of Je tu il elle and Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, made this gem of a short film for the popular ARTE series Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge. Langorously paced and rich with intimate detail, this coming-of-age tale centers on Michèle, a pensive and somewhat melancholy fifteen-year-old Brussels girl who, only weeks before the social upheavals of April 1968 and on the day she resolves to quit school, meets a Parisian army deserter and gives in to his amorous advances. They share a tender night, speaking of Kierkegaard, politics, and marriage and making their way to an empty apartment, but Michèle soon realizes her true affections lie with her girlfriend Danièle…. In French; English subtitles. 59 min.

  • US Go Home

    1994. France. Directed by Claire Denis. Screenplay by Denis, Anne Wiazemsky. With Alice Houri, Grégoire Colin. Set in 1965 and featuring a brilliantly evocative soundtrack, this is one of Denis's most beautiful yet least-seen films—a story about two teenage girls, one sexually active and the other determined to lose her virginity, living near an American army base outside Paris. In French; English subtitles. 67 min.

In the Film exhibition The Age of Chevalier

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