Cinema: Jean Paul Gaultier: Maverick Fashion Icon

Thursday April 5th DOUBLE FEATURE (Truth or Dare – The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover)
Friday april 6th DOUBLE FEATURE (The Fifht Element – The City of Lost Children)
Castro Theater

In celebration of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, on view at the de Young Museum, March 24–August 19.

THURSDAY APRIL 5 DOUBLE FEATURE

TRUTH OR DARE
An outrageous, insightful, carefully controlled documentary of Madonna’s 1990 Blonde Ambition tour, where the viewer is permitted to see the diva at her worst as well as her best. Among compelling moments with her family, the likes of Warren Beatty and Sandra Bernhard poke their heads into the proceedings. Dir: Alek Keshishian | 1991 | 120 min | Digital

THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER
The meek take on the savage in Peter Greenaway’s notoriously complex and lavish film. A tyrannical restauranteur tightly orchestrates a bizarre exchange of power, sensuality and confrontation. With a formal elegance that invokes Robespierre, Sartre, and Raphael, this challenging film is at turns both graphic and sublime. Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard star. Rated NC-17 | 1989 | 124 min | 35mm ‘Scope

 

 

FRIDAY APRIL 6 DOUBLE FEATURE

 

THE FIFTH ELEMENT
Bruce Willis stars as a down-and-out 23rd-century cabbie who must win the love of strange Milla Jovovich to save Earth from destruction by evil Gary Oldman. Luc Besson’s high-octane “Sci-Fi Pop Epic” is a visual candy store of futuristic images that is gleefully over the top. Ian Holm and Chris Tucker co-star. 1997 | 126 min | 35mm ‘Scope

 THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN
In this provocative fairy tale for adults, a circus strongman sets out on a quest to save his little brother kidnapped by a wicked scientist who invades children’s dreams. Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro (Delicatessen) create an exquisite vision in this vivid but menacing fantasy. In French with English subtitles. 1995 | 112 min | 35mm

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