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BEAU TRAVAIL – New 4K Restoration – Texas Theatre Sunset Drive-in

The Texas Theatre and PSA. (PleasureStyleAttitude) are proud to present this new restoration of Claire Denis’ iconic masterwork Beau Travail as part of the Sunset Drive-In Series. This screening is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture 2020 ArtsActivate Funding.
With her ravishingly sensual take on Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, Claire Denis firmly established herself as one of the great visual tone poets of our time. Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant (Denis Lavant) sows the seeds of his own ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit (Grégoire Colin) plays out to the thunderous, operatic strains of Benjamin Britten. Denis and cinematographer Agnès Godard fold military and masculine codes of honor, colonialism’s legacy, destructive jealousy, and repressed desire into shimmering, hypnotic images that ultimately explode in one of the most startling and unforgettable endings in all of modern cinema.
The Texas Theatre is now a mini-drive-in, in the parking lot behind the theater facing Sunset Ave! This is drive-in style, meaning you will listen to the movie from the comfort of your car on the radio! (bring a radio with a digital tuner or make sure your car can operate in accessory mode to listen to 87.9 FM)
– Lot opens at 7:30pm! (enter via Sunset Ave)
– Movie at 8:30pm!
– Snacks, drinks and merch available to order via your phone and will be delivered to your car via a Team Texas Theatre member wearing a mask!
– This is a socially distant screening! Please stay in your car. Texas Theatre restrooms will be available. (Masks required to go inside to use the restroom)
– Only 35 tickets will be sold! (only 1 ticket needed per car)
The Texas Theatre Sunset Drive-In is co-presented by the Oak Cliff Cultural Center and the Oak Cliff Film Society
More about PSA:
PSA (Pleasure Style Attitude) is a monthly queer film series programmed by Daniel Laabs & Tony Nguyen showcasing films that amplify underrepresented voices and cultivate discussions of queerness, politics, aesthetics, class and race. PSA, through curation, encourages heterogeneity, accessibility, multiplicity, and curiosity.

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