Online Film Club: Delicatessen

Online Film Club: Delicatessen


Monday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Free admission - Donations encouraged
This event takes place online - zoom links will be emailed the morning of the event

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To join the discussion at 6:30 PM, click here: https://af-chicago.zoom.us/j/86150163528?pwd=QzNkR3dFSHBpWWdaMGRvZlQvTGJIQT09

For more information on how to participate in Ciné-Club, please see the "about" section at the bottom of this page.

Times are tough and the meat's even tougher... where's it from, anyway? This week's film comes to us from the acclaimed director of Amélie, and brings that recognizable charm and quirky humor to a decidedly darker subject matter. Dig in! We're watching Jean-Pierre Jeunet's -  

Delicatessen (1991)

Rent on Vudu, YouTube, or Amazon Prime

In the post-apocalypse, meat isn't easy to come by. So you make do. And butcher/landlord Clapet makes do with a renewable supply, coming in the form of some disposable handymen who never seem to make it out of the apartment he manages... When former clown Louison becomes the next handymeal-I mean-man to answer the wanted ad, things get complicated - as Clapet's own daughter begins to fall for the man her father only sees as prime rib. 

Jean-Pierre Jeuent's macabre cult classic is a delicious dark comedy, featuring the same stylistic bombast and quintessentially French quirkiness that made Amélie an international hit. More goofy than gory, Delicatessen will leave you laughing and only casting occasional sidelong glances at your steak.

Let's talk about it!

 

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ABOUT CINÉ CLUB:

Isn’t it time you caught up on all those French cult classics you’ve been meaning to watch? If you’re a cinéphilefrancophile, or just looking for some fun conversation in these isolating times, we’ve got you covered.


Each week, we’ll reveal the film up for discussion by Wednesday on our social media and the events page of our website. We’ll also include some context to consider while watching, and some links for where to view it. You’ll have the rest of the week to watch the film independently and then we’ll group up online via Zoom on Monday at 6:30 PM to discuss. BYOB (or W). Sound good?  

For the sake of inclusivity, the discussion will be in English. When you register, we’ll send you a link for accessing the conversation group. Come full of thoughts or just full of ramblings – we’ll take either, or both! 

Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, one of our culture interns. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and spends most of his time blathering about movies online.