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Fat Girl

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Fat Girl
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Fat Girl
Catherine Breillat, 2001

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, July 11, 2002 7 PM
Fri, July 12, 2002 7 PM
Sat, July 13, 2002 7 PM

Another provocation from Catherine Breillat, whose graphic film Romance (1999) shocked audiences worldwide.

Note: No one 17 or under admitted.

Fat Girl is a semiautobiographical tale of an awkward 12-year-old girl whose large body acts as her protective shield against a world she doesn't fully understand.

During her family's summer vacation, she has her first brush with sexuality as she observes what happens when her pretty 15-year-old sister invites an Italian law student into their bedroom for a secret late-night tryst.

Like Romance, Fat Girl is an exploration of sexuality and identity from an unconventional and feminine point of view. As Film Comment notes, Breillat's latest film is "less a detailed account of a girl's deflowering than an immersion in the terror-filled imagination of young girls, forever and always." (83 mins.)

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.