Messidor

Dir. Alain Tanner (1979). The real Thelma and Louise, Alain Tanner’s imploded road movie has two teenage girls hitchhiking aimlessly through deepest Europe, cutting a hazardous swath across the lushly ordered, imprisoning countryside. Named for the harvest month of the French revolutionary calendar, Messidor is beautiful, resonant, and disorienting.
Fri., April 16, 9:30 p.m.; Mon., April 19, 6:30 p.m., 2010

 
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