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Date & Time
October 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas, 1996, 97 min, France, Color, DCP)

Olivier Assayas’s live-wire international breakthrough stars a magnetic Maggie Cheung as a version of herself: a Hong Kong action movie star who arrives in Paris to play the latex-clad lead in a remake of Louis Feuillade’s classic 1915 crime serial Les vampires. Blending blasts of silent cinema, martial arts flicks, and the music of Sonic Youth into a hallucinatory swirl of postmodern cool, Assayas composes a witty reflection on the eternal tension between art and commercial entertainment.

“As effortless as a shrug and boasts a film buff’s dream cast.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times


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