Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) (rated NC-17)


"At 15, Adèle knows two things for sure: she's a girl, and a girl goes out with boys. But the day she sees Emma's blue hair at her father's house, she knows her life is about to change."


'Blue Is The Warmest Color' (2013) (Trailer below)

"Make no mistake, 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' constitutes a breakthrough, in addition to being the best film of 2013."

"Banned in Idaho, but not in Boston! Lives up to the hype. Rapturous."

"Paints the whole picture (of young love and heartbreak) with devastating, blissful accuracy."

"What a film. Thanks to masterful performances from Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulosgo, 'Blue Is The Warmest Colour' is a landmark in modern cinema; being one of the best, if not THE BEST film of the past decade."

Those are a few of the raves 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' is receiving from critics and moviegoers across the globe.  Not only was it a sensation at the Cannes Film Festival...winning the coveted Palme d'Or (the highest prize awarded - presented to the director of the best feature film of the official competition)...it also made history as the first film ever awarded the Palme d’Or to both its director and its actresses.

"In a star-making role, Adèle Exarchopoulos is Adèle, a passionate young woman who has a yearning she doesn’t quite understand until a chance encounter with the blue-haired Emma ignites a flame and brings her to life. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) gives a fearless performance as Emma, the older woman who excites Adèle’s desire and becomes the love of her life. Abdellatif Kechiche’s (The Secret of the Grain) intimate epic of tenderness and passion charts their relationship over the course of several years, from the ecstasy of a first kiss to the agony of heartbreak. Pulsing with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation, Blue is the Warmest Color is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life."


Do not miss seeing this film in the theater!


Directed by:  Abdellatif Kechiche (The Secret of the Grain, Black Venus)

Starring: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Catherine Salée, Jeremie Laheurte, Aurélien Recoing, Sandor Funtek, Salim Kechiouche and Mona Walravens


Event Host: Robb

Special Note: Please be aware this film is rated NC-17 and what that rating suggests.

When and Where: We'll meet up in the lobby of the Hillcrest Landmark Theaters at 7:45pm and head into the theater at 7:55pm.  The movie starts at 8:15pm.  If you don't get there until after 7:55pm...no problem...you can either find us in the theater or look for us in the lobby after the film.

After the Film: We may swing by somewhere close to chat and have a drink if enough folks are up for it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2OLRrocn3s

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  • Maureen C.

    I read on IMDB trivia that most of the dialog was improvised. I thought it was outstanding... the party scenes, the gyros date, the break up scene... wow. Very natural. Sorry I'm talking so much. Like Helen said, what a thought provoking movie!

    November 18, 2013

  • Maureen C.

    Some terrific scenes and dialog. It WOULD have been FANTASTIC except for 2 things: the length of the graphic sexcapades was unnecessary and some people actually started giggling at the ridiculous length of the scenes and the gymnastics involved. The overall length of the film was way too long, which detracted from the power of the film.

    November 18, 2013

    • Robb

      I also personally felt the giggling was more from folks having nervous laughter who weren't prepared for the sex scenes. ;)

      November 18, 2013

    • Maureen C.

      There should have been an exit survey.... "If you giggled during the sex scene, why?" (Robb...you could be right.)

      November 18, 2013

  • Helen W

    This movie remains thought provoking even several days later. Folks have brought up various elements that to them represent either, or both, the ultimate success or ultimate fail. Technically the movie was very good, eventhough i am not a great fan of some techniques myself. I would agree that some timing/pacing felt a bit off. As for the story, it could certainly be read several different ways. To me it read as a story of awakening, of bonding, of what could have beens. What Adele and Emma meant to each other and what each brought to the relationship and got out if it are certainly subject to debate. I was not surprised by the ending, although i can also imagine a different ending if both characters took slightly different approaches. it was more interesting that some of the more prototypical storytelling devices were not used, the final "chase" for example. These choices arguably made the movie "great", which is in many way irrelevant and unrelated to whether or not i "loved" it. It in the end did

    November 18, 2013

  • Maureen C.

    What did everyone think of the sexual attraction between Emma and Adele? Was it hot hot hot? I think not not not. I think the director tried really hard to build the attraction, but for me the thermometer was a bit tepid. Maybe because the "forbidden love" element wasn't developed that much, I don't know. Now the attraction to eating was definitely there... the way Adele devoured that gyros and spaghetti... it was food porn.

    November 18, 2013

    • Robb

      I thought the attraction was great and was very real. And much "hotter" because of that. In real life...many couples are not overly obvious in their attraction to each other publicly...no matter how long they've been together. Especially when you have an introvert in the mix. I felt it was a very real chemistry that I see every day...as opposed to the opposite, that's portrayed in many hollywood films.

      November 18, 2013

  • Phil C

    Despite what the critics and everyone says, I really didn't like this movie all that much. This has to do with a moral problem I have with the movie. I did not like how Emma treated Adèle. I felt their relationship never transcended sex. I did like the very last scene,however, when Adele was walking down the street. It was a French sense of tragedy in which one felt a sense of sadness, but mixed with the hope that it was finally over and she was walking into a new future that now seem sad, but moderated with a sense of purification.

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Maureen C.

      Adele was kind of a "project" for Emma... I agree Emma never respected Adele's work... she thought people should be "transported" by their work. Emma was from an elite group of artists, Adele was from more of a working class background. Adele said she didn't really WANT to write - she liked to write for personal reasons. In that painful breakup scene, Emma never gave Adele a chance to explain, she threw her out callously and self righteously when she herself was no saint.

      November 18, 2013

  • jessie van w.

    Do we buy tickets in advance?

    November 7, 2013

    • Robb

      Jessie, You can now purchase tickets ahead of time at the following link...and I suggest you do so. -> https://tickets.landma...­

      November 12, 2013

    • jessie van w.

      I had to leave town so I couldn't make it :(

      November 16, 2013

  • Jafar

    Phil, I'm perplexed by your method of a judging a film in the same way that I don't understand when someone says that they didn't like some literary masterpiece because the protagonist was "immoral" in their opinion. They ignore all the beautiful and insightful writing and instead focus on the morality of the characters' behavior. I liked this film partly for the same reason that you didn't like it. Thanks goodness this wasn't a sappy love-at-first-sight-and-then-happily-ever-after romance film. I would have been bored stiff sitting through three hours of THAT!

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Robb

    As opposed to Phil's thoughts - I absolutely loved this film. I've watched 260+ films this year, including 145 films I saw for the first time and 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' is not only the best film of 2013 for me...it's the best film I've seen of every film I've seen for the first time this year (which includes films across 8 decades).

    An incredible film from the opening scene to the last. NC-17 rating aside...this film is about finding love, experiencing love and then losing it...and the real and raw emotions and feelings that are experienced at each stage. For those that have been in those situations (which is most everyone of us)...the film rang true in every scene and every line.

    It won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and although an award for the "Director" of the best feature film...this year, in an unprecedented move, the judges (led by Steven Spielberg) also awarded it to both actresses as a special prize. Why? Because the acting is......phenomenal.

    November 16, 2013

    • Robb

      Definitely go see it. I can't guarantee you'll love it as much as I did but I can guarantee that it's "truth on film" in ways that are rarely seen in films...ever. And the acting alone will make it worth your 12 bucks. ;)

      November 16, 2013

  • Robb

    Hope everyone's had a great week! Just info for the Time, Parking and Tickets again:

    ~Time~
    Although the movie starts at 8:15pm, the group will be meeting in the lobby starting at 7:45pm and heading into the theater at 7:55pm. If you don't make it to the lobby by 7:55pm, no problem. Either look for the group in the actual theater...or look for us after the film.

    ~Parking~
    There's 3 hours of free parking underneath the theater, which can be accessed on 5th Ave. However...you need to make sure you get your ticket validated at the box office to get those 3 free hours. You can also get additional hours of validation at some restaurants afterward...but not all.

    ~Movie tickets~
    Since this is opening night and the film has both a lot of acclaim as well as a lot of controversy, it could be busy and you may want to buy your tickets in advance.

    You can purchase tickets ahead of time with the link in the comments below this.

    See everyone at the theater!

    ~Robb

    November 15, 2013

  • Maureen C.

    Great, thank you Robb. I just bought the ticket.

    1 · November 12, 2013

    • Robb

      Glad you got it early. ;)

      November 12, 2013

  • Sid B

    Thanks Robb, Just got the ticket

    November 12, 2013

    • Robb

      Great!

      November 12, 2013

  • Robb

    Hope everyone's week is starting out great! Just some info for the Film and Parking -

    ~Time~
    Although the movie starts at 8:15pm, the group will be meeting in the lobby starting at 7:45pm and heading into the theater at 7:55pm. If you don't make it to the lobby by 7:55pm, no problem. Either look for the group in the actual theater...or look for us after the film.

    ~Parking~
    There's 3 hours of free parking underneath the theater, which can be accessed on 5th Ave. However...you need to make sure you get your ticket validated at the box office to get those 3 free hours. You can also get additional hours of validation at some restaurants afterward...but not all.

    ~Movie tickets~
    Since this is opening night and the film has both a lot of acclaim as well as a lot of controversy, it could be busy and you may want to buy your tickets in advance.

    You can purchase tickets ahead of time with the link in the comments below this.

    See everyone at the theater!

    ~Robb

    November 11, 2013

  • Natasha Y.

    Hi Robb, how is the parking situation there?? Do we get parking validation and does it cover the whole three hours. Looking forward to meeting you and the others.

    November 11, 2013

    • Robb

      Hi, Natasha! There's great parking for this theater. The parking garage is underneath the theater and can be accessed on 5th Ave. Just bring your garage ticket to the Box Office and they'll validate it for 3 hours of free parking. You can also then get additional hours at some of the restaurants in the area...but not all of them. Looking forward to meeting you, Friday!

      November 11, 2013

  • Sean F.

    I will do my best to be there.

    November 8, 2013

  • Tabatha

    I had the pleasure of attending the screening of this movie last night and here's what you should know beforehand: there are subtitles, lots of teenage sex, lots of lesbian sex, (its NC-17 for a reason). At the end of a day its a super sweet love story! Somewhat brilliant the way it all comes together. I highly recommend it. Oh and it's 3 hours long!

    Enjoy the show!!

    1 · November 5, 2013

    • Helen W

      Thanks, Tabatha!

      November 5, 2013

    • Robb

      I've heard nothing but great things and can't wait to see it. Glad you got to see it, Tabatha!

      November 6, 2013

  • Maureen C.

    This film sounds wonderful! Looking forward to my first event with this group!

    1 · November 1, 2013

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