Ciné-Club: Laurence Anyways

Ciné-Club: Laurence Anyways

Sunday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Free admission - Donations encouraged
This event takes place online - Zoom links will be emailed Saturday evening

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Am I more than my body? Will you love the person I become? This week at ciné-club, we'll be taking a look at an epic story of a changing relationship as one of the parties decides they're not the person they want to be. Join us as we discuss Xavier Dolan's striking tale of transgender identity and the bounds of love...

Laurence Anyways (2012)

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Laurence's relationship might not withstand this new announcement. After telling his girlfriend Fred that he feels like a woman trapped in a man's body, Laurence finds himself adrift in a previously secure life. Though Laurence is excited to become the woman he's always known himself to be, Fred is not sure that she can stay with him through this journey. Laurence's subsequent path through self-discovery sends him further towards a truth about himself - herself - than ever before - but will the love of his life forever be external to his new life? 

A poetic and intelligent relationship drama from Québécois Wunderkind Xavier Dolan (Les Amours Imaginaires), Laurence Anyways explores transgender identity not from a vantage point of social alienation but the intimate relationships between two people. Let's talk about it! 




Isn’t it time you caught up on all those French 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 Sunday at 1:00 PM CST 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, curator and animateur of the Ciné-Club since it began in March 2020. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and has written on cinema for the politics revue, Toquevillle21.