L’Amour à Minuit: Variety (1983)

L’Amour à Minuit: Variety (1983)

Thursday, Jul 25 , 11 p.m. to Friday, Jul 26 , 2 a.m.

For the one year anniversary of L’Amour à Minuit and 43rd anniversary of Cinema L’Amour, we are excited to present Variety (1983), a subversive noir aptly written by Kathy Acker and directed by Bette Gordon. Pornographic theatres inherently are voyeuristic spaces for men, an idea which the film subverts by allowing Christine, the cashier at the cinema, to take space as the voyeur instead. Her object of obsession is a frequent patron of the theatre, whom she begins to follow and subsequently explores her own sexuality.

Doors: 11 pm, July 25th

Film: Midnight – we appreciate your punctuality.

Drinks: Bar on-site, cash or card.

Location: Cinéma L’Amour (4015 Boul. St-Laurent)

Synopsis: Christine gets a job selling tickets at Variety, an old Times Square Vaudeville theatre converted into a porn theatre, where she begins to explore the boundaries of being a woman in male-dominated spaces. She begins to trail a male client of the cinema, “disrupting the conventions of the [noir] genre, particularly the narrative function of the woman” (Gordon). 

Please note the film will be presented in English. 97 mins.

Date and Time

Thursday, Jul 25 , 11 p.m. to Friday, Jul 26 , 2 a.m.

Event Registration

To register for this event please visit the following URL: https://www.zeffy.com/en-CA/ticketing/2233dec2-5a3d-4018-906a-524db7701ead →




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