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Tomboy

Film/Video

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Tomboy
Céline Sciamma, 2011

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.

Fri, Mar 9, 2012 7 PM
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 7 PM

“Grade: A-. A phenomenally unguarded lead performance…a light, touching portrait of early sexual awakening.” –indieWIRE

A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new suburban neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her Jean Seberg haircut and tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids. She decides to pass herself off as “Mikael,” a boy different enough to catch the attention of leader-of-the-pack Lisa, who becomes smitten. At home with her parents and kid sister, she is Laure; hanging out with her new pals and girlfriend, she is Mikael. Céline Sciamma, who directed the memorable Water Lilies, brings a light and charming touch to this contemporary coming-of-age story, which is also about complex relationships between children, and between children and parents—and the even more complicated one between one’s heart and body. (82 mins., 35mm)

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.