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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Jan 12, 2013

Double Feature! Julie Delpy In Person!

Julie Delpy began her performing career as a teen in the early 1980s in such films as Jean-Luc Godard’s DETECTIVE and has gone on to appear in gems like Krzysztof Kieslowski’s THREE COLORS trilogy. Oscar-nominated for co-writing BEFORE SUNSET (one of two acclaimed films pairing her with Ethan Hawke), Delpy has begun a parallel career behind the camera in recent years.

Discussion between films with writer-director-actress Julie Delpy.
2012, Magnolia Pictures, 91 min, USA, Dir: Julie Delpy

In writer-director Julie Delpy’s sequel to 2 DAYS IN PARIS, her character, Marion, has broken up with old boyfriend Jack and moved to New York City with their son. She now lives happily with talk radio host Mingus (Chris Rock) and his daughter from a previous marriage - until Marion’s relatives pay a visit. Her dad (played by Delpy’s real-life father), hyper-analytical younger sister Rose and Rose’s boyfriend (who just happens to be one of Marion’s old flames) put Marion and Mingus’ relationship through a gauntlet, as each gains a new perspective of the other in this hilarious look at love and family. “We've rarely seen comedy this smart since Woody Allen and ‘Seinfeld’ left New York.” – The Guardian. An official selection of the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals.

2007, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 96 min, France, Dir: Julie Delpy

A Parisian getaway becomes anything but romantic for a high-strung New York couple in Julie Delpy's smart, sexy comedy about how opposites attract - and then slowly drive each other crazy. Marion (Delpy) is a French photographer and Jack (Adam Goldberg) is an American interior designer. After a less-than-idyllic vacation in Italy, they stop off in Paris for two days, where Jack is flummoxed by a new language and culture - and a bevy of Marion’s flirtatious ex-boyfriends. As the cultural divide between them grows, will these two days in Paris become their last as a couple, or the beginning of a richer life together? Written, directed and edited by Delpy, it is an insightful, bitingly funny dissection of contemporary relationships that rings true in any language.

Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Sat, Jan 12, 2013 • 7:30pm