Dec 15-17 | New Play, “You Can’t Kiss a Movie”

You Can’t Kiss a Movie[]

HERE Arts Center
December 15-17
Inspired by the films of the French New Wave

You Can’t Kiss a Movie gazes back at the male gaze with curiosity, disgust, desire, and a hunger for alternative ways of looking. The show depicts a cameraman, a PA, and a pair of actors creating an original French New Wave film that is simultaneously projected live, allowing the audience to witness both the completed film and the behind-the-scenes process. As the show progresses, audience volunteers get a chance to go behind the camera and take control of what appears on screen. Ultimately, the leading lady must investigate what power she has, if any, over her own image.Drawing on the freewheeling spirit of Jean-Luc Godard and the sensitivity of Agnès Varda, You Can’t Kiss a Movie creates a space for audiences to consider how movies have shaped the way we engage with each other outside the auditorium – and how we can recover.

Written by Shelley Farmer and Alex Hare
Directed by Alex Hare
Produced by Madeleine Goldsmith
Featuring Greg Balla*, Erin Healani Chung, Shelley Farmer, and Adam Weppler*

*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Visit[] or call (212) 352-3101 and use the code CHANSON for $15 tickets to a performance:


Friday December 15 at 7pm

Saturday, December 16 at 2pm

Saturday, December 16 at 7pm

Sunday, December 17 at 2pm