FILM at EAM: Partisan

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
FILM at EAM: Partisan by Sara Toth
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Wednesday, Oct. 7

Think of it as a cross between Boyhood and Leon: The Professional.

And throw in a cult.

OK, that might not be the best description of Ariel Kleiman’s Partisan, showing Oct. 7 as part of FILM at the Erie Art Museum, but it’s what comes to mind reading up on the winner of the Sundance 2015 World Cinema Special Jury Award for Cinematography.

Partisan is the coming-of-age story of Alexander, a child who lives in a hidden paradise with his father, Gregori (played by Vincent Cassel, whom, if you’re a plebian like me, you’ll recognize from his roles in Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen). Alexander’s also a trained assassin, and as he learns to think for himself, he throws his father’s idyllic (and frankly messed up) way of life into jeopardy.

So what happens when the innocence of childhood is used for murderous ends? Go see Partisan and find out. 

— Sara Toth

7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 // Erie Art Museum, 411 State St. // Tickets $5 available at the door// filmsocietynwpa.org

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