Film Series : Rediscovering Alain Tanner


1979, Alain Tanner, France/Switzerland, 123 min. With Clémentine Amouroux, Catherine Rétrouvé.

Show Times

  • Sat, Jun 16th 5:15pm
  • Thu, Jun 21st 6:00pm

"Inspired filmmaking...A beautiful, disorienting, resonant movie." - J. Hoberman, Village Voice

MESSIDOR's bracing mixture of experimentation and crime drama recalls the modernist film noir of BREATHLESS. Anticipating THELMA & LOUISE by a dozen years, the story recounts the exhilarating, terrifying odyssey of two female hitchhikers, children of Swiss security and plenty, into a world of accident, crime, and flight. Departing from the strong literary approach of his earlier films, Tanner tells a compelling story while creating his most cinematic work, a "landscape of signs" in which images are charged with extraordinary force and immediacy. In French and German with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)

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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