Friday, Sep 22 at 7:00 pm
Location la: Redstone Theater
Dir. Olivier Assayas. 2003, 129 mins. 35mm. With Connie Nielsen, Chloë Sevigny, Charles Berling, Gina Gershon, Dominique Reymond. When Demonlover first hit theaters, audiences and some critics were perplexed by its disturbing tale of a corporate schemer’s descent into a violent digital netherworld, which results in the gradual loss of her humanity and ultimately identity. If today this bold film from the endlessly regenerative auteur Assayas (Irma Vep) seems to have been prescient, it’s because—despite its forward-looking warnings to the curious—its themes are timeless: desire, vision, control. “Connecting image culture with sex and violence within the struggle for global influence via new media, Demonlover’s complex plot—concerning Diane de Monx’s entrance into a world of double and triple crosses in her company’s takeover of cartoon porn manufacturer TokyoAnimé—transcends metaphor and enacts a deconstruction of our spectacle-obsessed society.” —Michael Joshua Rowin, Reverse Shot
Preceded by Reverse Shot Talkie: Olivier Assayas
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.