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Thu, May 5

   7:00 / Castro
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Big Nights

France/Germany, 2010, 112 min

CREDITS

dir
Mathieu Amalric
prod
Yael Fogiel, Laetitia Gonzalez
scr
Mathieu Amalric, Philippe di Folco, Marcelo Novalis Teles, Raphaëlle Valbrune
cam
Christophe Beaucarne
editor
Annette Dutertre
cast
Mathieu Amalric, Miranda Colclasure, Suzanne Ramsey, Linda Marraccini, Julie Ann Muiz, Angela de Lorenzo, Alexander Craven
source
Le Pacte, 5 rue Darcet, 75017 Paris, France. EMAIL: n.jeung@le-pacte.com.
web
http//www.tournee-lefilm.com


Closing Night
Attend this fabulous new film and enjoy a Closing Night party with special guests to celebrate the wrap of another great Festival. Mix and mingle with a movie-loving crowd at the Closing Night party at the legendary party space the Factory. Dance the night away to music inspired by the Closing Night film and indulge in delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. You must be 21+ to attend the party.

Acclaimed French actor Mathieu Amalric directs and stars in this unsentimental homage to the burlesque show and outsized female personalities barely contained by the proscenium stage. This chatty, bawdy entertainment reminds us that women have real bodies—and they want to run the show. All the women in On Tour—winner of last year’s jury award for Best Director and FIPRESCI prize at the Cannes Film Festival—are authentic American performers of what is dubbed the New Burlesque. Their acts are not only comic, theatric and erotic but also hypnotic, draped knowingly in feather boas, in a wink to audiences who think they’re watching just a striptease. Keeping the acts and the narrative flowing is the troupe’s manager, Joachim (played by Amalric, in a performance that recalls his lovable alienated misfits in Arnaud Desplechin’s films). A former French TV producer who left France for the United States after some untold disgraces, Joachim has found renewed purpose with a bevy of burlesque queens. He accompanies them to France for a tour of the countryside that will be either a journey of redemption or an utter failure. For the sassy brassy ladies, it’s a different story. They’ve been promised Paris, but they are willing to give their all in the seedy theaters Joachim books for them in backwater towns along France’s west coast. They are pros after all and, in the end, the show must go on.

—Beverly Berning



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