For the opening night of the American Cinematheque program Salt, Sweat and Sunshine—The Cinema 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 35 RHUMS, both with Alex Descas, and TROUBLE EVERY DAY with LET THE SUNSHINE IN, each featuring Nicolas Duvauchelle.
CLAIRE DENIS—CHOCOLAT and WHITE MATERIAL
Friday, April 12, at 7:30
Saturday, April 13, at 5 pm.
Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 pm.
TROUBLE EVERY DAY and LET THE SUNSHINE IN
Sunday, April 14, at 7:30 pm.
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From top: Cécile Ducasse and Isaach De Bankolé in Chocolat (1988); Alice Houri in Nénette et Boni (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).