Kalamazoo Film Society presents 'Holy Motors'

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Photo of scene from movie "Holy Motors."

Denis Lavant stars in "Holy Motors."

KALAMAZOO—The Kalamazoo Film Society will present "Holy Motors" Friday through Sunday, Jan. 11-13, at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

Show times are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

From dawn to dusk over the course of a single day, “Holy Motors” spends a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next assuming a different guise in each. He is, in turn, a captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster and family man who seems to be playing roles, plunging headlong into each part—but where are the cameras? Monsieur Oscar is alone, accompanied only by Céline, a slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the large automobile that transports him through and around Paris. Inspired by the filmmaker’s fascination with the after-hours life of stretch limousines, “Holy Motors” is the rarest of things: a true original.

Written and directed by Leos Carax, “Holy Motors” stars Denis Lavant, Edith Scob and Eva Mendes. The film is not rated and has a run time of 115 minutes.

Parking and directions

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Lane on WMU's East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre.

For more information, visit kalfilmsociety.net, contact the Kalamazoo Film Society at kalfilmsociety@yahoo.com, or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.