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Smoking Causes Coughing

Opens on April 7

Director: Quentin Dupieux Run Time: 80 min. Rating: Unrated Release Year: 2022 Language: French

Starring: Anaïs Demoustier, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Pascal Zadi, Oulaya Amamra, Vincent Lacoste

Tagline: A new cult-classic is born with SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING, an inventive, bizarre, and zany new comedy from Quentin Dupieux that takes the superhero genre to uncharted territory. The film follows the misadventures of a team of five superheroes known as the Tobacco Force – Benzene (Gilles Lellouche), Nicotine (Anaïs Demoustier), Methanol (Vincent Lacoste), Mercury (Jean-Pascal Zadi), and Ammonia (Oulaya Amamra). After a devastating battle against a diabolical giant turtle, the Tobacco Force is sent on a mandatory week-long retreat to strengthen their decaying group cohesion. Their sojourn goes wonderfully well until Lézardin, Emperor of Evil, decides to annihilate planet Earth.

Critic Quotes: “Zonked-out nonsense!” – Variety

“A superhero movie for idiots. One of the best movies of the year!” – John Waters, Artforum

“Whether something was, in fact, smoked during the making of it is irrelevant. The sheer irreverence of everything here… is more than enough to cause serious giggling fits.” – Rolling Stone

“The director’s stories know how to take extreme violence and turn it into sarcasm and comedy, often using inanimate objects to reflect humanity’s shortcomings.” – Deadline Hollywood Daily

“Every second of Smoking Causes Coughing is so unpredictable and funny you can’t help but love it.” – 

Director: Quentin Dupieux | Runtime: 80 minutes | Year: 2022 | Rating: UR | Country: France | Language: French w/ English subtitles | Genre: Fiction, Comedy, 


Friday, April 7, 2023: 9:30

Saturday, April 8, 2023: 9:40

Monday, April 10, 2023:  7:00

Wednesday, April 12, 2023: 6:00

Thursday, April 13, 2023: 9:00

Ticket Prices: $12 Regular / $10 Students & Seniors / $9 Members



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