“[In NICO, 1988, director] Susanna Nicchiarelli… takes us close to Nico’s tattered charisma, and to the haphazard rituals of her life, all to figure out what made her tick. Christa Päffgen [Nico] is running from her myth, yet she polishes it every time she drops a pensée like ‘I’ve been at the top, I’ve been at the bottom: Both places are empty.’ ”*
Trine Dyrholm’s performance as the singer has riveted audiences in Europe, and the American Cinematheque and USC will present preview screenings.
Thursday, July 26, at 7:30 pm.
EGYPTIAN THEATRE, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Wednesday, August 1, at 7 pm.
RAY STARK THEATRE, USC, 900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles.
Opens August 3.
NUART, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.
Trine Dyrholm in Nico, 1988.