February 18, 2021|7:30 PM
Jean-Jacques Beineix : An American Cinematheque Tribute
The American Cinematheque invites you to a screening of BETTY BLUE and tribute to French director Jean Jacques Beineix as part of “The Love of Cinema” Series
Jean Jacques Beineix was a French film director whose work is often seen as a prime example of the so-called cinéma du look movement.
Friday February 18
$8.00 Member, $13.00 General Admission
When the easygoing would-be novelist Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade) meets the tempestuous Betty (Béatrice Dalle, in a magnetic breakout performance) in a sunbaked French beach town, it’s the beginning of a whirlwind love affair that sees the pair turn their backs on conventional society in favor of the hedonistic pursuit of freedom, adventure, and carnal pleasure. But as the increasingly erratic Betty’s grip on reality begins to falter, Zorg finds himself willing to do things he never expected to protect both her fragile sanity and their tenuous existence together. Adapted from the hit novel 37°2 le matin by Philippe Djian, Jean-Jacques Beineix’s art-house smash—presented here in its extended director’s cut—is a sexy, crazy, careening joyride of a romance that burns with the passion and beyond-reason fervor of all-consuming love.
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