May 9 & 10, 2014

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Rated NC-17
179 minutes

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format: blu-ray

Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

May 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm in 26-100
May 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm in 26-100

Half-price admission with MIT Student ID! Sponsored in part by the UA Finboard.

A 15-year-old finds her naïve perceptions of human sexuality challenged upon meeting a blue-haired student who encourages her to assert her individuality in director Abdel Kechiche's deeply perceptive drama. Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) is in the midst of a sexual awakening when a handsome male classmate strives to catch her attention. Meanwhile, Adèle's daydreams keep drifting back to Emma (Léa Seydoux), a worldly art student she ran into on the street. Later, when Adèle and Emma forge an actual connection, the uncertain younger teen discovers a side of herself that she's never known, becoming increasingly comfortable in her own skin despite the reactions of her close-minded classmates. Blue Is the Warmest Color was the recipient of the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival. []

A shattering masterpiece about sexual awakening, heartbreak, and self-discovery.
      -- Jon Frosch, The Atlantic. Read this review.