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Event Series Event Series: The Beast

The Beast

May 5 All day

Playing in the CCA Studio

May 3-9: Playing daily at 2:00pm, 7:15pm (no screenings Monday and Tuesday)

The Beast is set partly in a near future during a time in which artificial intelligence is in control of everyone’s lives and human emotions are perceived as a threat.

The year is 2044: artificial intelligence controls all facets of a stoic society as humans routinely “erase” their feelings. Hoping to eliminate pain caused by their past-life romances, Gabrielle (Léa Seydoux) continually falls in love with different incarnations of Louis (George MacKay). Set first in Belle Époque-era Paris, Louis is a British man who woos her away from a cold husband, then in early 21st-century Los Angeles, he is a disturbed American bent on delivering violent “retribution.”

Will the process allow Gabrielle to fully connect with Louis in the present, or are the two doomed to repeat their previous fates?

Director Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama) fashions his most accomplished film to date: a sci-fi epic, inspired by Henry James turn-of-the-century novella, suffused with mounting dread and a haunting sense of mystery. Punctuated by a career-defining, three-role performance by Seydoux, The Beast poignantly conveys humanity’s struggle against dissociative identity and emotionless existence.

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Writers: Bertrand Bonello, Guillaume Bréaud, Benjamin Charbit
Features: Léa Seydoux, George MacKay, Guslagie Malanda
Running Time: 2 hrs. 26 min.
Film: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Language: French, English


Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders

1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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