Sunday, Tuesday, and April 7th: "Mauvais Sang"

April 2, 4, 7

The Charles Theater's recently-released Spring revivals series features Nicolas Roeg's trippy, gritty David Bowie vehicle, "The Man Who Fell To Earth" later in the season and it will be a nice way to keep the David Bowie memorializing going. But this week, there is another Bowie-related movie, though the connection is a bit more tangential: Leos Carax's sci-fi romance "Mauvais Sang," about a disease that kills young people who have casual, emotionally distant sex and the heist to steal a serum that cures the disease. So, what's this got to do with Bowie? Well, as I wrote in our Bowie tribute issue back in January, there is a "scene in Leos Carax's indefatigably romantic 'Mauvais Sang,' in which Denis Lavant sprints down the street, contorting his body, freaking out, seizing, dancing, and backflipping to Bowie's 'Modern Love'—a perf expression of the excitement one gets when you're full of feelings for another person." If only the Charles would also screen "Christiane F.," and "Labyrinth" too. Why not have a whole Bowie season? 11:30 p.m. on April 2, 7 p.m. on April 4, 9 p.m. on April 7, The Charles Theater, 1711 N. Charles St., (410) 727-3464,, $9.50. (Brandon Soderberg)

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