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THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT
June 25, 2017 @ 5:15 pm
“With his typical bighearted, fleet-footed style, Demy blends romance, drama, comedy, and some aspects of a thriller into a wonderful, mesmerizing whole.” – Vulture
“Even in a film that so flawlessly carries out its maker’s exacting, effulgent vision, there is still room for imperfections and oddities, which only add to Young Girls’ abundant charms.” – The Village Voice
“My favorite musical…Godard and Truffaut may have watered the roots, but it was Demy who produced this relatively late blooming flower, combining the virtues of the Hollywood musical with French poetic realism to produce these fresh, colorful petals.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
Delphine (Catherine Deneuve) and Solange (Françoise Dorléac) are twin sisters who each want to find romance and leave their small seaside town of Rochefort, France. Soon they befriend a couple of visiting carnival workers who frequent their lonely mother’s (Danielle Darrieux) café and hire the girls to sing in the carnival. Wanting a career as a songwriter, Solange falls for an American musician, Andy (Gene Kelly), while Delphine dumps her beau and searches Rochefort for her ideal man.
Dir. Jacques Demy. 1967. 125 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.