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Date & Time
October 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm8:20 pm
Free and open to the public. (Masking required.) More Info
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Free Film Screening:


Simone Barbès or Virtue
(Marie-Claude Treilhou, 1980, 77 min, France, French with English subtitles, Color)

This long-overlooked gem of a debut from Marie-Claude Treilhou plays out in three langourous settings; the first is a porn theater lobby, where leather-clad attendant Simone (Ingrid Bourgoin) and her coworker (Martine Simonet) mix it up with the gents and goblins scurrying past; later, Simone leaves to meet her girlfriend at what may be the most charming lesbian bar ever depicted on screen; and as the night comes to a close, Simone has a delicate, ambiguous exchange with a stranger who picks up women in his car. This simple story about warding off wee-hour loneliness is suffused with rich atmospheres and unexpected gestures, like a fake mustache torpedoed by real tears.

Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public. (COVID-19 Info)

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