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Chic & You: The Film Series • Personal Shopper

  • Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Free for members and students* • $15 Non-Members

  • On-site • 54 W. Chicago Ave.

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Stewart possesses an uncanny ability to turn her natural charisma into diffidence. You can’t take your eyes off her, even as she seems to be making every effort to deflect your attention, to obscure her radiance, to disappear on screen. – NY Times, A.O. Scott.

Put your best foot forward when we roll out the red carpet for you with the chic-est film series in Chic-ago! A flute of bubbles included. Enter a chance to win a getaway one-night stay at the Sofitel at each screening!

Registration closed, Walk-Ins Welcome!

Personal Shopper (2016) Olivier Assayas (In English, 1hr 45 min)

With an introduction by Art, Fashion & Design Consultant and Journalist, Laura Layfer!

Personal Shopper is a 2016 Olivier Assayas supernatural psychological thriller film that follows star Kristen Stewart as Maureen Cartwright, who takes the haunting journey from personal shopper to a runway supermodel in Paris. Ever since she and her twin brother, Lewis were young, they have shared a special power of being able to speak to the dead. When Lewis passes away suddenly, she begins to receive not only messages from her brother telepathically, but also a string of random text messages claiming to be from her recently deceased brother. Assayas shows a journey of what it looks like to accept loss, morality and how to navigate the crushing isolation death leaves to the living.

Kristen Stewart, as Maureen, is known for wearing many stunning Chanel pieces throughout the film. Stewart has been classified as a “Chanel Muse since the Métiers d’Art, Paris-Dallas fashion show in 2013” so there was no hesitation for her to wear the different Chanel signature pieces.

I am a stickler for real-life settings in my films. There are only a handful of scenes in Personal Shopper that set a tone carried through the whole movie. To be able to film in Chanel’s historic locations plus use Chanel clothing and accessories were crucial parts of making the film and her character credible,” (Olivier Assayas) - Chanel News

Olivier Assayas: “My mother was a designer and I’ve always been interested in fashion. It’s a deep and profound language, transient and instantly gratifying like a pop song, but poetic, with the power to capture the undercurrents of its time more effectively than sociology.” - Vogue France

*Students with IDs on-site / .edu addresses online. High school, college, or university.

About Kristen Stewart

After a talent scout caught her grade school performance in a play at the age of eight, she appeared on television in a few small roles. Her first significant role came when she was cast as Sam Jennings in The Safety of Objects (2001). Soon after that, she starred alongside Jodie Foster in the hit drama, Panic Room (2002) and was nominated for a Young Artist Award. - IBD

We also cannot forget her amazing claim to fame from the The Twilight Saga films!

“Kristen Stewart is nominated for best actress at this years’ Oscar for her role in Spencer, celebrating Princess Diana’s profound unhappiness and unique sartorial style.”

About Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas is a French film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is best know for his films Demonlover (2002), Something in the Air (2012), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) and Personal Shopper (2016). Assayas is the son of French director/screenwriter Raymond Assayas, alias Jacques Rémy. His directorial debut was in the short film Copyright (1979). Won Best Director Award at the 2019 Cannes film Festival - IMDB

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