Being 17

Friday, December 2 | 8 pm

Saturday, December 3 | 8 pm

Sunday, December 4 | 5:30 pm

Described by The New York Times’s Stephen Holden as the “strongest film in many years by the post-New Wave French director André Téchiné,” the auteur of Wild Reeds and My Favorite Season, Being 17 tells the affecting coming-of-age story of two older teens in the French Pyrenees. Damien lives a comparatively comfortable existence with his physician mother, Marianne, while his army-pilot father serves his country overseas. When she discovers the challenging domestic circumstances of one of Damien’s classmates, Thomas—the same young man with whom Damien has been fighting at school—Marianne invites the less-privileged mixed-race teen to live with her and her son. Violence soon gives way to hormonal attraction in this exceptionally well observed and naturalistic 2016 Outfest International Grand Jury prize-winner by the greatly acclaimed queer filmmaker.

Director André Téchiné 2016 France 116 minutes NR (no one under 17 will be admitted without an accompanying parent or adult guardian) DCP

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