Jonathan Demme's Rarely Seen Cinema

Join host Jonathan Demme for a wild ride through the cinematic past.

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You Ainít Seen Nothiní Yet

You Ainít Seen Nothiní Yet


"... [A] sly, elegant meditation on the relationship between reality and artifice. But it is a thought-experiment driven above all by emotion." (A.O. Scott, New York Times)

Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, the film opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty being summoned to the reading of a late playwright's last will and testament. There, the playwright (Denis Podalydès) appears on a TV screen from beyond the grave and asks his erstwhile collaborators to evaluate a recording of an experimental theater company performing his Eurydice-a play they themselves all appeared in over the years. But as the video unspools, instead of watching passively, these seasoned thespians begin acting out the text alongside their youthful avatars, looking back into the past rather like mythic Orpheus himself

Q&A Academy Award winner and series host Jonathan Demme

Alain Resnais. 2012. 115 m. NR. France/Germany, French with subtitles. Kino Lorber Films.

Sun. Sept 28  5:00 PM

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)