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LA FLOR: Part 1

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LA FLOR: Part 1
Programmer’s Note: This film will be presented in four parts, each a little under 3.5 hours in length. One ticket ($18 General admission / $14 Belcourt member) is good for the entire weekend. Only Part 1 will screen more than once. For the dedicated, timing for LA FLOR has been determined with showtimes of NETWORK in mind. Click here to BUY TICKETS

Fri, Sep 20
  7:30pm   Part 1 (203 min.)

Sat, Sep 21
 11:30am   Part 1 (203 min.)
  3:20pm   Part 2 (188 min.)

Sun, Sep 22
12:00pm   Part 3 (205 min.)
  3:45pm   Part 4 (207 min.)


A decade in the making, Mariano Llinás’s LA FLOR is an unrepeatable labor of love and madness that redefines the concept of binge viewing. The director himself shows up at the start to preview the six episodes that await, each starring the same four remarkable actresses: Elisa Carricajo, Valeria Correa, Pilar Gamboa and Laura Paredes. Overflowing with nested subplots and whiplash digressions, LA FLOR shape-shifts from a B-movie to a musical to a spy thriller to a category-defying metafiction—all of them without endings—to a remake of a very well-known French classic and, finally, to an enigmatic period piece that lacks a beginning. An adventure in scale and duration, LA FLOR is a wildly entertaining exploration of the possibilities of fiction that lands somewhere close to its outer limits. (Synopsis from the Film Society of Lincoln Center)

“A labor of love and obsession by the Argentine filmmaker Mariano Llinás…There are touches of the playful, philosophical fantasizing of Raúl Ruiz. A touch of Buñuel. Hints of Borges and Bolaño.” —A.O. Scott, New York Times

“A triumph… a colossal artistic achievement by a filmmaker who can be declared genius, mad, or an impostor (or all of them)… It’s predestined to inspire a well-deserved cult.” —Guillermo Lopez Meza, Film Forward

“An astonishment...a dazzling collision of stories and genres, flashbacks and voiceovers, games and riddles…extraordinary...sweeping and addictive… The definition of a must-see.” —Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

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This Week (click showtimes to purchase)

Friday

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYLINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICETASTE OF CHERRYFIRST LOVEKiarostami ShortsTHE DEAD CENTER

Saturday

A WEDDING SUIT + CASE NO. 1, CASE NO. 2: Introduction from Ashkan Bahrani, Vanderbilt University (1:00pm)
SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYLINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICEA WEDDING SUIT + CASE NO. 1, CASE NO. 2HOMEWORK + educational shortsFIRST LOVECLOSE-UPTALK TO HER (Hable con ella)THE DEAD CENTER12 Hours of Terror

Sunday

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYTALK TO HER (Hable con ella)LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICECLOSE-UPFIRST LOVETASTE OF CHERRYTHE WIND WILL CARRY USTHE DEAD CENTER

Monday

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYLINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICEFIRST LOVELITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Tuesday

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYLINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICECLOSE-UPFIRST LOVEHOMEWORK + educational shortsRental Screening: THE SACRED PLACES PROJECT: Moments in the WildernessTHE DEAD CENTER

Wednesday

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYLINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICETASTE OF CHERRYFIRST LOVEA WEDDING SUIT + CASE NO. 1, CASE NO. 2NJFF: KING BIBI: THE LIFE AND PERFORMANCES OF BENJAMIN NETANYAHUTHE DEAD CENTER

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