The debut screening on Metrograph Digital’s Live Screening platform is Claire Denis’ daring, elliptical L’INTRUS, starring Michel Subor, Béatrice Dalle, Grégoire Colin, Yekaterina “Katia” Golubeva, and Bambou.
The feature is preceded by Bruce Baillie’s ALL MY LIFE (1966, 3 min), courtesy of CanyonCinema. See link below for details.
For the opening night of the American Cinematheque program Salt, Sweat and Sunshine—TheCinema of Claire Denis, the director will join L.A. Times writer Mark Olsen for an onstage conversation at the Aero, followed by a double-bill of CHOCOLAT and WHITE MATERIAL, both of which reference Denis’ upbringing in colonial French Africa.
On Saturday afternoon, Denis will present BEAU TRAVAIL and participate in a post-screening discussion with Justin Chang.
Double-features will fill the rest of the weekend, with pairings of NÉNETTE ET BONI with 35RHUMS, both with Alex Descas, and TROUBLE EVERY DAY with LET THE SUNSHINE IN, each featuring Nicolas Duvauchelle.
From top: Cécile Ducasse and Isaach De Bankolé in Chocolat (1988); Alice Houri in Nénette etBoni (1996); Grégoire Colin (left) and Denis Lavant in Beau Travail (1999); Béatrice Dalle in Trouble Every Day (2001); Mati Diop and Alex Descas in 35 rhums (2008); Isabelle Huppert in White Material (2009); Juliette Binoche and Nicolas Duvauchelle in Let the Sunshine In (2017).