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THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE

Annie Hardy, Melissa Brooks (The Aquadolls), and Joe Cardamone—former leader of the underground band The Icarus Line—will perform tonight at the premiere of the new film THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE.

On Thursday night, the Alumni Screening Series at USC presents a free preview of the narrative feature, followed by a Q & A with director and co-writer Michael Grodner.

And after the Friday night show at the Royal cinema, Cardamone—the film’s star—will join Grodner for another Q & A.

A blend of autobiography and fiction set deep inside L.A.’s music scene, ICARUS LINE co-stars Jerry Stahl, Ariel Pink, Keith Morris, and Rafael Reyes.

Pink Mountaintops, Together Pangea, Retox, Obliterations, Annie Hardy of Giant Drag, and The Icarus Line perform in the film.

 

JOE CARDAMONE

THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE

Wednesday, June 20, at 7:30

Regent Theater

448 South Main Street, downtown Los Angeles.

 

THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE

With Michael Grodner Q & A

Thursday, June 21, at 7 pm.

Ray Stark Theatre, USC

900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles.

 

With Joe Cardamone Q&A

Friday, June 22, at 9:55.

Film plays through June 28.

Laemmle Royal

11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.

Joe Cardamone (left) and the late Alvin DeGuzman of The Icarus Line. Photograph courtesy of Joe Cardamone.

ASSAYAS — L’EAU FROIDE

L’EAU FROIDE (COLD WATER), a film that Olivier Assayas made for television in 1994, is in revival until the end of May.

COLD WATER

Though May 31.

Laemmle Royal

11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.

Cyprien Fouquet and Virginie Ledoyen in L’eau froide.

CLAIRE DENIS’ SUNSHINE

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LET THE SUNSHINE IN—the brilliant new film from Claire Denis that is not, contrary to reports, based on Barthes’ Fragments d’un discours amoureux—has been held over by Laemmle until June 21.

LET THE SUNSHINE IN

June 15 through June 21.

Monica Film Center

1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica.

 

Through June 14:

Royal

11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.

 

Through June 7:

Playhouse

673 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena.

 

Through May 31:

Town Center

17200 Ventura Boulevard, Encino.

Juliette Binoche (below with Nicolas Duvauchelle) in Let the Sunshine In.

JACQUELINE BISSET AND TRUFFAUT

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On the list of the best movies about making movies – Minnelli’s The Bad and the Beautiful, Cukor’s A Star is Born, Fassbinder’s Beware of a Holy Whore, Fellini’s –  François Truffaut’s DAY FOR NIGHT invariably lands near the top.

(The title refers to the practice of shooting a night scene during daylight hours, using a blue filter to screen out the brightness.)

This week, at Laemmle’s 45th anniversary screening of the film, Jacqueline Bisset will talk about her work with Truffaut on the picture.

 

DAY FOR NIGHT, Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 pm.

LAEMMLE ROYAL, 11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.

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Below: Jean-Pierre Léaud and Jacqueline Bisset in Day for Night. Image credit: Warner Bros.

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GODARD AT THE AERO

“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order.” — Jean-Luc Godard

The American Cinematheque kicks off its upcoming Aero series For the Love of Godard with a members’ screening of LE REDOUTABLE / GODARD MON AMOUR. Written and directed Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist, 2011), the new film is based on the autobiographical novel Un an après (“a year later”) by Anne Wiazemsky. The book covers the period Wiazemsky starred in LA CHINOISE (1967), Godard’s investigation of a group of Parisian Maoists.

Wiazemsky and Godard were wed while shooting LA CHINOISE—a paradigm of the director’s creative approach to editing—but the marriage was strained from the start by a director distracted by public indifference to his recent work.  At the same time, Godard became entrenched in the burgeoning revolution that had begun in the mid-Sixties at the university at Nanterre, and which culminated in the general strikes and Latin Quarter street battles of 1968—events for which LA CHINOISE had provided an agitprop blueprint.

GODARD MON AMOUR—starring Louis Garrel and Stacy Martin—gained Waizemsky’s blessing after Hazanavicius promised her the movie would be a comedy.  She joined him at the film’s Cannes premiere last year, one of her last public appearances before her death in October 2017.

Subsequent screenings in the series include LA CHINOISEÀ BOUT DE SOUFFLE (Breathless), BANDE À PART (Band of Outsiders), WEEKEND, and VIVRE SA VIE, as well as a 3-D presentation of ADIEU AU LANGAGE (Goodbye to Language).

GODARD MON AMOUR

With a post-screening conversation with Michel Hazanavicius.

Monday, April 16, at 7:30 pm.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

LA CHINOISE

Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 pm.

BREATHLESS and BAND OF OUTSIDERS

Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 pm.

GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE

Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 pm.

WEEKEND and VIVRE SA VIE

Friday, April 27, at 7:30 pm.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

From top: Louis Garrel (foreground left) as Godard, Stacy Martin as Wiazemsky, and Micha Lescot as Jean-Pierre Bamberger (“Bambam”) in Le redoutable/Godard Mon Amour, image courtesy Cohen Media GroupAnne Wiazemsky and Jean-Luc Godard filming La Chinoise, image courtesy Pennebaker Films/PhotofestJean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in Breathless; Anna Karina with Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey at the Louvre in Band of Outsiders.