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Je t'aime moi non plus

I Love You, I Don't

1976, Serge Gainsbourg, France, 88 min.
With Jane Birkin, Joe Dallesandro, Hugues Quester

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 9th 4:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 10th 3:15pm
  • Mon, Aug 12th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 15th 8:30pm
New 4K restoration!

"Masterpiece of erotic tension...a brilliantly well-made film that will thoroughly entertain fans of arthouse cinema."—Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

"At once iconic and transgressive, Gainsbourg's queer-eyed view of Americana is trash of the most beautifully bleak kind."—Anton Bitel, Film4

This over-the-top cult classic plays like a version of LAST TANGO IN PARIS tailored for Southern drive-ins. In his directing debut, musical legend and sexual provocateur Gainsbourg casts his wife Jane Birkin as a waitress at a seedy roadside cafe. Named Johnny "because I don't have tits or a fat ass," the elfin lass hooks up with hunky garbage-truck driver Krassky (Warhol superstar Dallesandro), even though he already has a gay lover (Quester) and prefers sex through the proverbial back door. Breathtakingly romantic on the dance floor and earsplittingly noisy in the bedroom, the volatile couple are held together by Johnny's devotion, but Krassky's jealous lover has other ideas. Birkin and Dallesandro are arguably the hottest French film couple since Seberg and Belmondo in BREATHLESS, and Gérard Depardieu has a bizarre cameo as a curly-haired gay on horseback. Note: Contains explicit sex and nudity. In French with English subtitles. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)

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