Trailer of the Day: Yo Yo


“Beautifully filmed in black and white, with a more substantial story and richer characterizations to accompany its gag sequences (including an amazing bout of below-the-ankle sex), YO YO is arguably Étaix’s finest and most fully achieved film. It begins in 1925 as a silent movie, with Étaix as a filthy rich and hilariously lazy sybarite. The Depression brings financial ruin and turns the film into a talkie, as the man’s son (also Étaix) becomes a circus clown who vows to restore the family chateau to its former glory.”—Gene Siskel Film Center. “YO YO celebrates true love and creative freedom. It’s also a valentine to cinema, incorporating allusions to the work of artists ranging from Groucho Marx to Federico Fellini.”—The Wall Street Journal (97 mins.)

YO YO screens on Thursday, April 18 at 7p.m. and Saturday, April 20 at 4:30p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum) as part of our The Films of Pierre Étaix retrospective.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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