Clean, 7:30 pm
Maggie Cheung won the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actress award for her gritty portrayal of Emily, a recovering drug addict attempting to put her life back together after her rock-musician husband overdoses. “As this fine French film . . . leapfrogs from Canada to London to Paris to San Francisco, its jangling rhythms reflect the shattered nervous system of its desperate central character” (New York Times). Includes songs by Dean Wareham (formerly of Luna, now with Dean and Britta) and David Roback (formerly of Mazzy Star). 2004, 35mm, in French, English, and Cantonese with English subtitles, 90 minutes.
double feature with
Boarding Gate, 9:15 pm
The riveting Asia Argento plays a troubled ex-prostitute engaged in two steamy affairs in this elliptical noirish thriller that spans two continents and is highlighted by Brian Eno’s soundtrack. “Mr. Assayas manages to say more about what it is to be human—to desire, to fear, to be alone—than most filmmakers say in a lifetime” (New York Times). 2007, 35mm, in English, French, and Cantonese with English subtitles, 106 minutes.