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The FI:AF CinéSalon series LOUIS GARREL—LOVE SONGS AND HEARTBREAK will kick off this week with the Garrel-directed short Mes copains, followed by Dans Paris, the 2006 feature directed by Christophe Honoré. 

The following weeks will feature La jalousie (2013, directed by Louis’ father Philippe), and rare screenings of Garrel’s short La règle de trois (2011), Un château en Italie (2013, directed by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), Garrel’s feature Les deux amis (2015), the 45-minute film Petit tailleur (2010, Louis Garrel), and Honoré’s Les chansons d’amour (2007).


DANS PARIS, Tuesday, March 13, at 4 pm and 7:30 pm.




FLORENCE GOULD HALL, FIAF, 55 East 59th Street, New York City.

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Louis Garrel, film posters. Bottom photograph by Mitchell McLennan.


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In L’AMANT D’UN JOUR, Jeanne (Esther Garrel, recently seen in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name) moves back to dad’s place, only to discover—and befriend—her father’s twenty-something lover Ariane (Louise Chevillotte).

The new film by Philippe Garrel opens in Los Angeles this weekend. The black-and-white cinematography is by Renato Berta (Au revoir les enfants).


L’AMANT D’UN JOUR—LOVER FOR A DAY, opens Friday, January 26.

LAEMMLE MUSIC HALL, 9036 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills.


Esther Garrel (foreground) and Louise Chevillotte in L’Amant d’un jour (2017). Image credit: SBS distribution.

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In theory, the Saturday night Nico tribute WARHOL ICON took place all over the Broad Museum and its courtyard, and circulation was encouraged. But when the museum doors opened at 8:30, performance artists Sheree Rose and Ron Athey, filmmaker Eliane Lima, and 200-plus revelers made a beeline for Oculus Hall and stayed put for the next two hours, worshiping at the altar of Vaginal Davis. (Three hours, if you count the stirring after-set by Kembra Pfahler, a bewigged pile-up out of Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill.)

PhilippeGarrel’s La Cicatrice intérieure/The Inner Scar is a film about circles: fire circles, camera circles, drug circles, circles of anguish, circular time. Starring Garrel’s then-partner Nico (shrouded) and PierreClémenti (nude throughout), the film served as a mesmerizing entr’acte to Parts 1 and 2 of the headliner’s brilliant performance. Some highlights from Davis’ monologue:

“Beware the cautionary tale of taking positions of power you initially fought against.”

“ ‘Pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ is Danger Capitalism for ‘Let them eat cake.’ ”

“In Berlin there are backrooms in the organic supermarkets.”

“Good boys are naked boys.”

“You shouldn’t speculate about the future if you can’t speculate about the past.”

“Freud and Lacan had it all wrong. Dildo Theory is different from the Theory of the Phallus. The penis is, and always was, just one of many substitutes for the dildo. And not, I might add, a particularly reliable or attractive one.”

Upcoming Summer Happenings at the Broad include Strange Forest (July 19), Oracle (August 26), and Basquiat (September 23).


Also see: blog.vaginaldavis.com/

Vaginal Davis at Warhol Icon, Oculus Hall, The Broad, June 24, 2017.

Photographs by Priscilla Mars, courtesy of The Broad.

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Christa Päffgen grew up to the sounds of Allied planes dropping bombs on her native Cologne. She was given the name Nico by photographer Herbert Tobias when she was 16 years old and modeling in Berlin.
She worked with Fellini (La Dolce vita), sang the title song for the film Strip-tease (1963), performed at the Blue Angel in Manhattan, met Brian Jones and Dylan, and became the “chanteuse” (Andy Warhol’s term) for The Velvet Underground.
The spirit of Nico will echo throughout the Broad Museum this weekend at WARHOL ICON, the first of this year’s “Summer Happenings.” The event will include musical performances by Jenny HvalKembra PfahlerRose McDowallTiny Vipers and Geneva Jacuzzi, and performance artist Vaginal Davis will interact with a rare screening of La Cicatrice intérieure/The Inner Scar (directed by Philippe Garrel, and starring Nico and Pierre Clementi.)

WARHOL ICON, Saturday, June 24, at 8:30 pm.

THE BROAD, 221 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

Nico, The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable.

Nico, The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable.