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Hiroshima Mon Amour and After Hiroshima Mon Amour at FLAX Drive-In Theater

 FLAX Drive-In Theater screens Hiroshima Mon Amour and After Hiroshima Mon Amour

During the program developed by FLAX @ Tin Flats, a series of screenings will take place in the parking lot which will be transformed into a drive-in theater.

Each week, an artist is invited to choose one of his/her films and a film of his/her choice – a feature, a documentary, another artist’s video – echoing his/her work. From influence to dissonance, these double features allow us to continue the discussions started in the exhibition space.

Developed over a three-year period (2005-2008), After Hiroshima Mon Amour was begun with the intention to look at sites of American military incursion and governmental neglect through the lens of the celebrated 1959 film Hiroshima mon amour, directed by Alain Resnais and written by Marguerite Duras. After Hiroshima Mon Amour uses various visual and aural strategies to layer and analyze instances of violence and trauma. Titles, silence, brief sync sound, and music are used to create a new story out of an old one. The allegorical couple of the 1959 film is played by ten interconnecting actors who blur distinctions of ethnicity, race, and gender, undermining the categories that are often used to rationalize violence. And as in the Resnais/Duras film, eroticism and violence are interwoven. Various scenes in black and white are faithfully recreated from Hiroshima mon amour

In Hiroshima mon amour, a French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war. Each recalls their personal memories and experiences with the war. It is a fleeting experience for their love will soon become nothing more than nostalgia of what could have been.


Screening after dark on Monday, November 26 & Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Free with RSVP, limited capacity
More info and reservations here

After Hiroshima Mon Amour 2008 (22 min) by Silvia Kolbowski

Hiroshima Mon Amour 1959 (90 min)
Directed by: Alain Resnais
Written by: Marguerite Duras