EVENT, SCREENING, SCREENING + Q&A
Rodeo + Jill, Uncredited
Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
With Lola Quivoron in person
Dir. Lola Quivoron. France. 2022, 105 mins. In French with English subtitles. With Julie Ledru, Yannis Lafki, Antonia Buresi, Cody Schroeder, Louis Sotton, Junior Correia. Hot-tempered and fiercely independent, Julia (Ledru) is a gearhead who thrives in hostile environments and turns every situation to her advantage. She has a talent for scamming condescending men who think it’s cute that she shows interest in their used motorbikes—and can’t fathom her riding away with gleeful abandon. Her obsession with the high-octane world of urban “Rodeos”—illicit gatherings where riders flaunt their bikes and latest daring stunts—sparks a chance meeting with a volatile clique. Julia strives to prove herself to the ultra-masculine gang by performing cons and running errands for their incarcerated ringleader, Dom, finding a surprising connection with Dom’s wife, Ophélie (Buresi) and son, a risky move that puts a target on her back—just as the gang plans to attempt the ultimate heist. Ultra independent action thrillers are a rare breed, but Quivoron’s debut feature exceeds any limitations, wearing them with pride and guile, much like its protagonist. Ledru, in her first screen role, is mesmerizing, always perched on a knife’s edge between wrath and inner collapse, embodying power and joy only in literal stolen moments alone on a bike. Winner of the Jury’s Coup de Coeur at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard. New York City premiere
Dir. Anthony Ing. U.K./Canada. 2022, 18 mins. One of the world’s most prolific background actors takes center stage in this portrait constructed entirely from Jill Goldston’s fleeting appearances in everything from Mr. Bean to The Elephant Man. Ing’s film is at once a celebration of a singular screen oeuvre, a lyrical journey through half a century of popular culture, and a haunting study of a life lived out of focus. New York premiere
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.
About the Filmmakers:
Lola Quivoron is a French director and writer. Her films include the short Son of the Wolf (2015); Au loin, Baltimore (2016), which screened at various festivals, including the Locarno Film Festival, and was nominated for an AFI Fest Live Action Short Film Grand Jury Prize; the documentary Headshot: Roulette Russe (2020); and Rodeo (2022), which won Un Certain Regard Coup de Coeur award at Cannes Film Festival.
Anthony Ing is a British and Canadian filmmaker and composer whose work explores existing cultural artifacts, focusing on the relationship between identity, performance, and the invisible structures that shape our lives. Ing is a co-founder of production outfit Loop, which has produced a range of artist-led film and television projects since 2014, receiving awards at the Griersons, BFI London Film Festival, and the British Independent Film Awards.