100 Years of Irma Vep

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Film: 100 Years of Irma Vep, screening of Les Vampires

Musidora as Irma Vep in the original "Les Vampires"

Musidora as Irma Vep in the original “Les Vampires”

Filmmaker Michelle Handelman is spearheading 100 Years of Irma Vep, a several weeks-long series of events celebrating the 100th year anniversary of Les Vampires, an awesomely influential French silent film. OK, yes Les Vampires is seven hours long. But it’s also a ten-part serial, so movie goers wishing to go for, oh I dunno, NOT seven hours can still participate in this event because you can walk in and out pretty much whenever you want.

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Film: 100 Years of Irma Vep, Olivier Assayas’ Irma Vep

Filmmaker Michelle Handelman is spearheading 100 Years of Irma Vep, a several weeks-long series of events celebrating the 100th year anniversary of Les Vampires, an awesomely influential French silent film. At this screening, see Olivier Assaya’s ode to the film, Irma Vep. The film stars Maggie Cheung playing Maggie Cheung playing Irma Vep in a remake of Les Vampires. Convoluted, perhaps. But awesomely messy, indeed.

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Film: 100 Years of Irma Vep, Irma Vep, the Last Breath

Still from "Irma Vep, the Last Breath"

Still from “Irma Vep, the Last Breath”

Filmmaker Michelle Handelman is spearheading 100 Years of Irma Vep, a several weeks-long series of events celebrating the 100th year anniversary of Les Vampires, an awesomely influential French silent film. At this screening, catch her own ode to the film in which she delves deep into Irma Vep’s psychology and reimagines her as a trans-woman and the actress that played her, Musidora, as an aging drag queen handing out tickets at a box office.
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