Film Series : Rediscovering Alain Tanner

Jonah Who Will Be 25 In The Year 2000

Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000

1976, Alain Tanner, Switzerland, 116 min. With Myriam Boyer, Jean-Luc Bideau, Miou-Miou.

Show Times

  • Sat, Jun 2nd 3:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 7th 6:00pm

"A marvelous movies nobody has attempted anything like this whirling play of ideas." - Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

Tanner describes his funny, freewheeling, uplifting JONAH as "a dramatic tragi-comedy in political science fiction." This rich concoction of color, b&w, songs, skits, economics, dreams, sidebars, speeches, and sexual experimentation tells the story of eight "minor prophets" - veterans of 1968, stranded between revolution and accommodation, whose paths cross briefly in their search for a common purpose. The ensemble acting is superb, especially Jean-Luc Bideau as a disillusioned editor who has turned to roulette, Myriam Meziere as a secretary who likes her sex Tantric, Miou-Miou as a supermarket cashier who performs revolutionary acts with her cash register, and Jacques Denis as an unorthodox professor who sees history as a sausage. Survivors of the 1960s might find themselves deeply moved by JONAH; it speaks for a generation. In French with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)

Please note: This trailer does not have English subtitles. Our screenings of the film will be subtitled in English.

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Alain Tanner film on any applicable Saturday this month, and get a ticket for the second Tanner film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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