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Our Day Will Come

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D: Romain Gavras; with Vincent Cassel, Olivier Barthélémy, Justine Lerooy

Costa-Gavras' jittery cinematic deconstructions of international political entities gone haywire are more relevant today than ever before, and Romain Gavras is unmistakably his father's son. His incendiary long-form video/film for M.I.A.'s "Born Free" was a model of cultural provocation disguised as a floor-filling snuff film. Our Day Will Come, his debut feature, is a different beast altogether, although his fixation with "gingers" as a metaphor for the broken, the disenfranchised, and the doomed remains intact. Sensually lensed by André Chemetoff and featuring an unhinged Cassel (Black Swan) and a crossbow-wielding Barthélémy as the Frenchiest duo since Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina dans la mode explosif, Gavras Jr.'s feature-length fusillade is a seriocomic manifesto with (thank goodness) poolside nudity. What does this hot mess mean? Liberation of the self is risqué business. Either that or redheads are prone to quarrels.

Friday, March 18, 8pm, Alamo Lamar B

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