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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

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A film by Joann Sfar
Starring Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones, Sara Forestier

A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.

Taking the best from La Vie En Rose and Amélie, renowned comic book artist Joann Sfar’s Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is a completely original take on one of France’s greatest mavericks, the illustrious and infamous Jewish singer-songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg (Eric Elmosnino). Born Lucien Ginsburg to Russian-Jewish parents, Sfar follows him from his precocious childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, to his beginnings as small time jazz musician and finally pop superstar. Along the way he romances many of the era’s most beautiful women, including Juliette Greco (Anna Mouglalis), Brigitte Bardot (Laetitia Casta) and Jane Birkin (Lucy Gordon). Employing a witty surrealistic style and a soundtrack that includes many of the musician’s greatest hits, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is a quintessential time capsule to ‘60’s Paris.


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Countries of Production
France, USA
French with English subtitles

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011
8:30pm · 6:00pm · 3:30pm
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011
8:30pm · 6:00pm · 3:30pm
Monday, Nov 7, 2011
8:30pm · 6:00pm · 3:30pm
Sunday, Nov 6, 2011
8:30pm · 6:00pm · 10:30am
Saturday, Nov 5, 2011
8:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm · 1:45pm
Friday, Nov 4, 2011
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm · 1:45pm
Thursday, Nov 3, 2011
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm
Monday, Oct 31, 2011
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm
Sunday, Oct 30, 2011
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm · 2:00pm
Saturday, Oct 29, 2011
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm · 2:00pm
Friday, Oct 28, 2011
9:30pm · 7:00pm · 4:30pm · 2:00pm

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