L’Amour Fou


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L’Amour Fou

Exclusive Columbus engagement!
Pierre Thoretton, 2010

Wex at Gateway

Join us at the Gateway Film Center (located in the South Campus Gateway, just three blocks to our south) where we program a different exceptional independent or international title for a run of at least two weeks each month. Wexner Center members pay member pricing for all Wex at Gateway screenings—and save on most other movies at Gateway too.

Fri, June 17, 2011
Sat, June 18, 2011
Sun, June 19, 2011
Mon, June 20, 2011
Tue, June 21, 2011
Wed, June 22, 2011
Thu, June 23, 2011

"Guaranteed to satisfy the Francophile and the fashionista in one fell swoop, with equal parts romanticism, elliptical French philosophizing, and a tasteful dab of decadence."–Vanity Fair

The public life of Yves Saint Laurent was as extravagant as it was decadent. As a design prodigy and then the grand couturier of a fashion empire he influenced fifty years of style – but few are familiar with the private life of the legend. In Pierre Thoretton's L'Amour Fou, Pierre Bergé, the man with which YSL shared four decades of his life and love, reflects on the equally extravagant history of their personal relationship. Set against the 2009 auction of the priceless, elaborate art collection amassed by Saint Laurent and Bergé over several decades, this extraordinary documentary provides an unprecedented look at the life of a mythic personality, whose personal life matched his public for elegance, extravagance and passion. An award winner at the Toronto Film Festival, L'Amour Fou is an un-missable film event for documentary fans and fashion diehards alike. (100 mins., HD video)


No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).