Oracle Film Series: Annemiek + Beau Travail at The Broad

Rineke Dijkstra, Annemiek

In her earliest work of video art, portrait photographer Rineke Dijkstra captures her subject, a reserved Dutch teen named Annemiek, as she self-consciously lip syncs to “I Wanna Be With You,” a pop track by Backstreet Boys, losing herself in the music’s utopian emotions only to snap back again, once reminded of Dijkstra’s lens. (Video, 4mins., 1997)


Claire Denis, Beau Travail

Claire Denis’ most devastating work of cinematic formalism, Beau Travail, is a loose adaptation of Herman Melville’s Billy Budd. Set in the expansive landscapes of Djibouti, the film follows the struggle of masculinities amongst members of the French Foreign Legion. The arrival of the handsome and charming Sentain (Grégoire Colin) stokes envy in the heart of Chief Adjutant Galoup (Denis Levant). His selfish struggle to tame Sentain’s allure results in a self-immolation that crescendoes in the film’s stunning, final tableau vivant. (35mm on digital video, 90mins., 1999)

Start Date

June 29, 2017

End Date

June 29, 2017


07:30 PM - 09:30 PM


The Broad, 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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