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  • The Crank @ James Bridges Theater 235 Charles E. Young Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095 (map)

UCLA's The Crank presents a rare print as part of its quarterly programming, each screening presented by a current UCLA graduate student. Andrew Birkin directs, Charlotte Gainsbourg (daughter of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg) stars in this family affair (pun not originally intended, but recognized) called THE CEMENT GARDEN. About adolescence, parental loss, and sexual self-discovery. Children subsist on their own in a world of increasingly debilitating social norms, a world created on their own naive terms. Would make an incredible double feature with Agnes Varda's KUNG-FU MASTER (1987), also starring Charlotte and Jane, as well as encompassing similar themes. - SBP