Free and open to the public. (Masking required.) More Info
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center 2020 Campus Drive Durham,
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)