Dir. Claire Denis (1999). Deniss sensational transposition of Billy Budd to a French Foreign Legion post on the horn of Africa is a mosaic of pulverized shards. Every cut is a small, gorgeously explosive shock. Time drifts, memories flicker. The hypnotic ritual suggests a John Ford cavalry western interpreted by Marguerite Duras but the mysterious mix of artful deliberation and documentary spontaneity is Deniss alone.
Tue., Oct. 11, 7 p.m., 2011
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