LSC Event Descriptions

April 7 & 8, 2007

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Rated R
105 minutes

Renaissance (2006)
April 7, 2007 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100
April 8, 2007 at 10:00 pm in 26-100

In the near future in a Paris, France, made of Plexiglas, aerodynamic steel beams, and rainslicked surfaces, a sinister plot unfolds: it's one honest cop (voiced by Daniel Craig) against an evil corporatocracy, corrupt scientists, and the mob, as he uses his wits and grit to rescue a brilliant, beautiful female geneticist who has been kidnapped. What he learns on his rescue mission challenges his most hard-boiled preconceptions about who's really running things.

Christian Volckman's first feature film is rendered in astonishing black-and-white "motion capture" animation that continually yields inventive and subtle visual surprises--car chases take on cosmic proportions, cigarette smoke engulfs an entire room like a lovely wraith, and the already beautiful Parisian skyline becomes a dizzying, jeweled spectacle. []

Renaissance is more than mere eye candy. It sneaks into deeper, darker places - a dream world of shadowy menace.
      -- Stephen Rea, Philadelphia Enquirer. Read this review.

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