FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (w/ live set by Paris Loves L.A.!)

Co-presented by Light In The Attic Records

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve).  To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission.   One registration per person.  All current Cinefamily members get first entry.   Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.  Early arrival is highly recommended.  Doors will open 30 min. before showtime.  No one will be admitted after the film has begun.

Serge Gainsbourg’s documented antics are so colorful that a movie of his life would have to double down on the “ooh la la” to convey it properly. Thankfully, renowned comic book artist Joann Sfar’s film, based on his own bestselling graphic novel, does just that. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is a pastiche of the women, musical genres and historical periods in the life of Serge (Eric Elmosnino, in a César Award-winning performance) as he tries to stay relevant in the fickle world of European pop music. Sfar deftly weaves the specter of Serge’s alter ego “Gainsbarre” into the colorful, Gitanes-fueled cavalcade of French music personalities waltzing in and out of the frame — everyone from the giant music hall singer Fréhel to the explicit, Britney Spears-esque Bambou, with everyone from Boris Vian to Juliette Greco, Brigitte Bardot, France Gall and Birkin in-between. A quintessential time capsule of 1960’s Paris, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is a sensual delight. DJ Andy Votel will be here to spin tunes before and after the film — plus, the party features a live set by Paris Loves L.A.!

Watch the trailer for “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life”!
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Tickets – free admission (first-come, first-serve with registration)

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve).  To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission.   One registration per person.  All current Cinefamily members get first entry.  Black Card 1-year members get +1.  Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.  Early arrival is highly recommended.  Doors will open 30 min. before showtime.  No one will be admitted after the film has begun.