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A Day of Forgotten Films at Los Feliz 3


Black Moon by Louis Malle


Los Feliz 3
1822 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

July 14, 2024 at 4:00 pm/7:00 pm


Join the American Cinematheque on July 14 for a day of forgotten films, including Black Moon by French filmmaker Louis Malle and Harmony Korine’s Mister Lonely, a French co-production.

Mister Lonely by Harmony Korine, introduced by film critic Mark Olsen
July 14, 2024 4:00 PM I Los Feliz 3

Only Harmony Korine (Gummo, Spring Breakers) could weave Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, her daughter Shirley Temple, and flying nuns into a hypnotically funny and truly poignant tale of the instability behind fanaticism and the redemption we can hope to find in one another. The film follows a lonely Michael Jackson impersonator who is invited by a beautiful Marilyn Monroe to a commune in the Scottish Highlands full of other impersonators, including the Queen of England, Madonna, Sammy Davis Jr., and James Dean. In a parallel storyline, the incomparable Werner Herzog plays a Latin American priest who learns his missionary of nuns can literally fly.
DCP, UK/Ireland/France/USA, 2007, IFC Entertainment, Drama, 112 mins, in English and French with English subtitles

Co-written and directed by: Harmony Korine
Starring: Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant

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Black Moon by Louis Malle, introduced by filmmaker Anna Lily Amirpour
July 14, 2024 7:00 PM I Los Feliz 3

Louis Malle (Elevator to the Gallows, Goodbye Children, Lacombe, Lucien) meets Lewis Carroll in this bizarre and bewitching trip down the rabbit hole. After skirting the horrors of a mysterious war being waged in the countryside, beautiful young Lily (Cathryn Harrison) takes refuge in a remote farmhouse, where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic life of an extremely unconventional family. Evocatively shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, Black Moon is a Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a postapocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals. It is one of Malle’s most experimental films and a cinematic daydream like no other.
35 mm, France, 1975, Janus Films, 100 mins, in English and French with English subtitles

Written and directed by: Louis Malle
Starring: Cathryn Harrison, Joe Dallesandro

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