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Irma Vep | Jon Vickers Pics at IU Cinema

  • IU Cinema
  • December 9, 2021
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 856-2463
  • 7:00 PM to 8:39 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

Thurs, Dec 9, 7–8:39 pm | 1 hr 39 min
Free, but ticketed

IU Cinema Founding Director Jon Vickers and IU Professor Emeritus James Naremore are scheduled to be present.

25th Anniversary Screening

Please note:

• Masks are required for all attendees and Cinema staff at indoor events, per current Monroe County health and safety guidelines.
• Due to our limited screening schedule and currently reduced seating capacity, we strongly encourage patrons to buy tickets online in advance to avoid getting sold out.
• No standby or late seating.

Directed by Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas’ live-wire international breakthrough stars a magnetic Maggie Cheung as a version of herself: a Hong Kong action movie star who arrives in Paris to play the latex-clad lead in a remake of Louis Feuillade’s classic 1915 crime serial Les vampires. What she finds is a behind-the-scenes tangle of barely controlled chaos as egos clash, romantic attractions simmer, and an obsessive director (a cannily cast Jean-Pierre Léaud) drives himself to the brink to realize his vision. Blending blasts of silent cinema, martial arts flicks, and the music of Sonic Youth and Ali Farka Touré into a hallucinatory swirl of postmodern cool, Assayas composes a witty reflection on the nineties French film industry and the eternal tension between art and commercial entertainment. In English and French with English subtitles.

Irma Vep | Jon Vickers Pics at IU Cinema