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Closer Looks: Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire), Not For Not Against (Quite the Contrary)

June 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

France | Cédric Klapish | 2003  1 hr 51 | Selected by David N. Meyer

“In this perverse, witty French thriller—a heist movie unlike any other—director Klapish mixes crime capers with class/race consciousness to create a seductive, feminist Noir. Marie Gillain gets a glimpse of her dark side and really likes it. She embraces—revels in—crime, seduction, luxury and gunplay. For the first time ever in Noir, the femme fatale is the lead character. And unlike every femme fatale before her, the film never defines Gillain by her relationships with men—and neither does she. Klapish presents the Paris underworld in rich, dark colors, fueled by an irresistible dance soundtrack. He also showcases, as all French Noir must, one of the coolest bars on Earth. Gripping, intelligent and mad fun.”

David N. Meyer

Opening presentation by David N. Meyer
Post-film discussion with Paul Barnes and Justin Clifford Rhody

Closer Looks is an in-depth cinema series curated by the award-winning filmmaker and editor Paul Barnes, film critic and writer David N. Meyer, and founder/programmer of local microcinema No Name Cinema, Justin Clifford Rhody. The series showcases a broad range of eras, regions, and subjects, all unified by their integral contribution to the history of cinema as an art form. Each film screening is followed by an in-depth overview and audience conversation by the presenters to contextualize and explore the importance of the evening’s film.

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