This Tues Feb 22nd at 8pm - Bardot a Go Go!
She was a pop icon to pop icons like Godard, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol. She recorded songs with Serge Gainsbourg and starred in films by Jean-Luc Godard. Simone de Beauvoir declared her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France: “A locomotive of women’s history”. Her influence on fashion is indescribable; if she wore a checkered pink dress at her wedding, then checkered pink dresses would be suddenly be in vogue with every American girl who wanted to look sexy and French. Necklines, hairstyles -- even the very bikini was popularized by her. Her mere visit to a city could popularize it as a vacation spot! The Cinefamily bows down to B.B., the greatest sex symbol of the 20th century, with an in-house mix of Scopitones, music videos of her collaborating with Gainsbourg, film excerpts and other incredible rarities that’ll pop your eyes and arouse your souls. Then, we’ll watch a rare 35mm scope print of Roger Vadim’s original 1956 ...And God Created Woman, flown all the way in from France. This proto-French New Wave classic, featuring a scandalously semi-nude Bardot as an 18-year-old orphan whose breezy laissez-faire sexuality is at odds with the attitudes of a provincial French small town in which she lives, launched Bardot to global superstardom. Zut alors! DJ Taylor 2000 will be here to spin tunes before and after the films!
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