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Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema: Gagarine

March 19 at 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema

Directed by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh


$18 / $16 Speed members / Free for Speed Cinephiles

“Free of cliché, visually ingenious, Gagarine is a pleasure—pure magic realism, a homespun spectacular.”—Danny Leigh, Financial Times

Yuri, 16, has lived all his life in Gagarine Towers, a vast red brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris. From the heights of his apartment, he dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when plans to demolish his community’s home are leaked, Yuri joins the resistance. With his friends Diana and Houssam, he embarks on a mission to save Gagarine, transforming the estate into his own “starship.” A selection of the Cannes Film Festival. 2020, France, DCP, in French with English subtitles, 98 minutes. Recommended for 16+.

Talk Cinema is programmed by the esteemed film critics and film curators Harlan and Susan Jacobson, featuring a sneak preview screening of an art house film prior to its release followed by a discussion. Be the first to see the latest films and to share your impressions.

Past films have included SpencerThe Worst Person in the WorldPortrait of a Lady on FireThe Two PopesThe FarewellMoonlightShopliftersThe Florida Project, and Lady Bird.

CINEMA+ Post-screening discussion led by Dr. Matthieu Dalle, Associate Professor of French, University of Louisville and head of UofL’s French Film Festival.


March 19
11:00 am - 12:45 pm
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