Episodes 1 & 2 | Saturday, July 13 | 5:30 pm
Episodes 3 & 4 | Sunday, July 14 | 5:30 pm
Coincoin and the Extra-Humans‘ four episodes will screen over two days with one admission granting the moviegoer access to all four episodes. Director of Curatorial Affairs, Dr. Michael J. Anderson, will introduce each program.
Named the second-best film of 2018 by France’s most famous and prestigious film publication, Cahiers du Cinéma, Coincoin and the Extra-Humans is not a film in the traditional sense, but rather a farcical, four-episode television mini-series that writer-director Bruno Dumont conceived as a sequel to his four-part masterwork, Li’l Quinquin (from 2014). Rivaled in its strangeness and its personal authorial commitment only by Dumont’s previous series and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return, Coincoin and the Extra-Humans returns to a gracefully composed English Channel coast where the ever-mischievous Coincoin (nicknamed Quinquin in the earlier series) and his cast of friends have traded their early adolescence for motorbikes, young love, and white-nationalist politics. Also reprising their roles are the epically bumbling police investigator Van Der Weyden (Bernard Pruvost) and his stunt-driver partner who are not-exactly hot on the trail of mysterious dark goo that has started to fall from the sky, and the very strange behavior of a townsfolk besieged by mysterious body snatchers.
Director Bruno Dumont | 2018 | In French with English subtitles | Episodes 1 & 2: 104 minutes; Episodes 3 & 4: 107 minutes | NR | DCP