Film screening "La Brune et moi" aka The Brunette and I + Hit Bargain live + Dance Night w/ DJs Fifi La Roux and Jimi Hey

La Collectionneuse presents

Film screening "La Brune et moi" aka The Brunette and I + Hit Bargain live + Dance Night w/ DJs Fifi La Roux and Jimi Hey

Visuals by Tom Fitzgerald

Wed · November 22, 2017

7:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Presented by La Collectionneuse
Presented by La Collectionneuse
La Collectionneuse — she who collects — is the hostess of a cinematic salon for lovers of French and international film and culture. Every month, La Collectionneuse reaches deep into her stash of cinéma— from rare shorts and scopitones to feature film discoveries, from challenging experimentation to lovable classics— followed, as always, by drinks and conversations.

In the past, La Collectionneuse has hosted a cycle of films by Jacques Rivette at the Bob Baker theater, an outdoor screening of Truffaut’s Jules et Jim at Barnsdall Art Park, with wines from Silverlake Wine and live music by Tortoise, Le Magnifique intro-ed by none other than Jacqueline Bisset, a showcase of Rohmer’s 6 Moral Tales, and a month-long curated retrospective of Olivier Assayas, with Assayas in house for Q&As and presentations. Her screenings are usually followed by public conversations with artists— Assayas, Bisset, Jackie Raynal, Kim Gordon, Bruno Dumont, and Roxane Mesquida— as well as music and art, such as accordionist Andy Favre or Dosshaus’ unforgettable installation for Innocence.
For when La Collectionneuse collects, she gathers together not only her favorite films, but her favorite people.
Film screening: La Brune et moi aka The Brunette and I (1981)
Dir. Philippe Puicouyoul, 1981. Digital presentation.

The story of a pretty punk chick who seduces and bullies a square business man into making her a rock star, La Brune Et Moi is 55 minutes of 16mm that plays like a 33 of the French punk underground: Ici Paris, Marquis de Sade, Edith Nylon, Les Privés, Go-Go Pigalles, The Questions, Astroflash, les Dogs— with versions of their songs recorded exclusively for the film. As vital, stylish, raw, and awful as you’d expect from any self-respecting punk cinema, La Brune Et Moi captures a fleeting highpoint in French punk, with a dismal reception for its 1980 debut and most of its acts and actors disappearing, disbanding, or dying shortly after the film’s appearance. Anouschka, its starring scene-queen, vanished without a trace and Pierre Clementi, its other star (as well as Catherine Deneuve’s lover in Belle de Jour), died shortly after. The film maudit was long forgotten until its resurrection in 2005 by rock-archivists Rockenscope, then screened to sold-out, dumbfounded crowds at the Parisian underground space Les Voutes. Now, La Collectionneuse brings this zero-budget anti-classic to Los Angeles, this November 22nd at Zebulon, with live music by Hit Bargain, a dance party DJed by Jimi Hey and Fifi La Roux, and visuals by Tom Fitzgerald.
Hit Bargain
Hit Bargain
Fronted by These Are Powers' dynamic leader Nora Singh and featuring veterans of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, COLD BEAT, and Beach Fossils, this LA "Queencore" quartet has been making a lotta noise all over the place lately. All the future hits at a bargain price!
Venue Information:
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039