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'Run Lola Run'
To Screen March 2-5
MAILED: Feb. 17, 2000|
A flame-headed Berlin hipster has 20 minutes to race through the city and get her hands on 100,000 German marks or her boyfriend will be murdered in "Run Lola Run," a rapid-fire outlaw-couple romance that will screen March 2-5 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance, the 1999 German film (subtitled in English) will be presented Thursday through Sunday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre.
"Run Lola Run" combines MTV razzle-dazzle, film-noir fatalism, and post-Tarantino plot twisting. Lola, the rebellious daughter of a philandering banker, gets a frantic phone call from her hotheaded boyfriend, who has lost the money entrusted to him in a drug deal. They have exactly 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 marks. Can they do it? The film provides three different answers in the form of three alternative destinies that transpire when split-second differences in timing trigger major variations in the chain of cause and effect not only for Lola but for various passersby whose paths cross Lola's in the course of her wild run.
"I wanted the sheer, unadorned pleasure of speed," said director Tom Tykwer, whose aggressive style uses every trick in the book, including fast-motion, slow-motion, still photos, split screen and animation, set to a pulsating, wall-of-sound score. The most impressive effect is Lola (Franka Potente) herself an electrifying punk Valkyrie with a scream powerful enough to shatter glass and a fiery mane that streams behind her as she runs, runs, runs.
The 77-minute film will be presented via DVD projection.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students.
During the film, free parking on campus will be available in the Hibbard and Phillips lots.
The film is cosponsored by the International Film Society and the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 17, 2000