Cold Water (L’eau froide), 7:30 pm
Assayas first came to international attention for this portrait of early 1970s adolescence, in which a high school couple attends an all-night party in the Parisian countryside, set to the beat of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin. Assayas’ edgy cinematography personifies the rebellious young people’s feelings of desperation. 1994, 35mm, in English, French, and Hungarian with English subtitles, 92 minutes.
double feature with
demonlover, 9:30 pm
Assayas’ ultra-modern thriller centers on an industrial spy who infiltrates an investment company to prevent it from selling the rights to Japanese erotic animé to an American distributor. A brutal exploration of money and power with a throbbing Sonic Youth soundtrack, demonlover was heralded as “one of the most fascinating and relevant films thus far in our very young 21st century” (Reverse Shot). 2002, 35mm, in French with English subtitles, 129 minutes.