Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, May 1 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Director:Bertrand Mandico (The Wild Boys)
Featuring:Elina Löwensohn, Christa Théret, Julia Riedler
Runtime:105 minutes
Rating:Not Rated
Year Released:2023
Production Country:Luxembourg


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift at the Grindhouse hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian, and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $4 Pabst Blue Ribbon & Hamm’s tallboys,  $4 small popcorn, small soda and candy!  $1 off beer/wine/soda/popcorn/candy for FilmScene members.   PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

She is Conann (2023)

Directed by Bertrand Mandico (The Wild Boys)

Featuring: Elina Löwensohn, Christa Théret, Julia Riedler

In a barbaric fantasy sci-fi trip through time, sword-and-sorcery mythology is bent, fractured, and gender-swapped by master visionary Bertrand Mandico.  

"Across three feature films—2017’s The Wild Boys, 2021’s After Blue (Dirty Paradise), and now She Is Conann—French filmmaker Bertrand Mandico has proven his artistic devotion to three things: Poetic dialogue, iconoclastic gender-bending, and glitter." - Katie Rife,

"What did I just watch?  It’s called She Is Conann, and it defies simple summarization." - Hope Madden,

"Decadent, hermetic, and gleefully hostile to realism, French writer-director Bertrand Mandico’s She Is Conann is the cinematic equivalent of a French Symbolist poem." - William Repass, Slant Magazine

Six lives, six eras, and six deaths mark Conann’s poetic journey through different incarnations and lesbian loves. Guiding Conann through her many epic lives is Elina Löwensohn (Amateur, Let the Corpses Tan) as Rainer, a Cerberus of many otherworldly dimensions whose paparazzi camera sees all. The perversity of The Wild Boys and the hero’s journey of After Blue (Dirty Paradise) come together in this even greater handmade homage as Mandico ropes in influences as lush as Fellini Satyricon, The Night Porter, The Hunger, and Fassbinder’s entire oeuvre to craft a moving portrait of a warrior trying to find her place while outside of space, time, and meaning.

Plus a Something Weird short film.