Diaspora cinema selection

From 15th to 25th of November 2007

Royal Bonbon © Gemini Films
La Noire de... © Médiathèque des 3 Mondes
S'en fout la mort © Pyramide Distribution
Big Ben © Idéale Audience International

 

As a counterpoint to the Diaspora exhibition, which will take place between October 2007 and January 2008 in the Garden Gallery, a season of films, selected by Thierry Jousse, endeavours to evoke the many cinematographic forms of the black diaspora, from Africa to the USA via Brazil, Haiti, the West Indies and even Metropolitan France

Through this season, the forms, characters and questions born of this black diaspora will be discussed and revealed: from slavery to the Black Panthers, from immigration to cultural diversity, from colonialism to the emancipation of Africa, from negritude to apartheid, from the despoiled memory to the liberation movements, from the cultural melting pot to asserting identities, without forgetting the musical genres like American soul music, Brazilian samba, Cameroonian bikutsi, etc.

But this schedule will also be the occasion to mix classics and rarities, short and feature-length films, fiction and documentaries, new cinemas and traditional genres.

It is a way of plotting the traces of this diaspora on the cinematic map; a diaspora which, over the years, has definitively changed the face of an art that is particularly apt to deal with the most surprising and explosive of metamorphoses.

 

Cinema

Free access while places are available

Thursday November 15th 2007 at 6:30 p.m.

Hallelujah

American film by King Vidor, 1929, 1hr 46mins, in black & white, original version with French subtitles

With Daniel Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Friday 16th November 2007 at 6:30 p.m. 

Vaudou I walked with a zombie

American film by Jacques Tourneur, 1943, 1hr 09mins, black & white, original version with French subtitles

With Frances Dee, James Ellison, Tom Conway

Royal Bonbon

French film by Charles Najman, 2001, 1hr 25mins, colour, original version with French subtitles

With Dominique Batraville, Verlus Delorme

Saturday November 17th 2007 at 2:30 p.m.

Macunaíma

Brazilian film by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1969, 1hr 48mins, colour, original version with French subtitles

With Grande Otelo, Paulo José, Dina Sfat, Milton Gonçalves, Jardel Filho

Saturday November 17th 2007 at 4:30 p.m.

Nelson Cavaquinho

Brazilian short film by Leon Hirzman, 1969, 14 minutes, original version

Rio, Northern Zone

Brazilian film by Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 1957, 1hr 30mins, black & white, original version with French subtitles

With Grande Otelo, Malu, Jece Valadao, Maria Petar

Saturday November 17th at 6:30 p.m.

Brésiliens d’Afrique, Africains du Brésil

Film by Yannick Bellon and Pierre Verger, 1974, colour, 3 episodes, 2hrs 30mins

Sunday November 18th 2007 at 2:30 p.m.

Sergeant Rutledge

American film by John Ford, 1960, 1h51, colour, original version with French subtitles

With Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Towers, Woody Strode

Sunday November 18th at 4:30 p.m.

Big Ben: Ben Webster in Europe

Dutch short film by Johan Van der Keuken, 1967, 31 minutes, black & white, original version with French subtitles

 

Fear Eats the Soul

German film with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974, 1hr 33mins, colour, original version with French subtitles

With Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann

Wednesday November 21st 2007 at 4:30 p.m.

Statues also die

Short film by Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, 1953, 29 minutes, black & white

Notes for an African Orestes

Italian film by Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1970, 1h 05mins, black & white, original version with French subtitles

Thursday November 22nd 2007 at 6:30 p.m.

No fear, No die

French film by Claire Denis, 1990, 1hr 37mins, colour

With Isaach de Bankolé, Alex Descas, Jean-Claude Brialy, Solveig Dommartin

Friday November 23rd 2007 at 6:30 p.m.

Wattstax

American film by Mel Stuart, 1972, 1hr 47mins, colour, original version with French subtitles 

With Isaac Hayes, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, The Bar-kays, Booker T & the MGs, Jesse Jackson, etc.

Saturday November 24th 2007 at 2:30 p.m.

Black Panthers

French/American short film by Agnès Varda, 1968, 28 minutes, black and white

One + One

French film by Jean-Luc Godard, 1968, 1hr 39mins, colour

With the Rolling Stones, Anne Wiazemsky, Frankie Dymon Jr., Iain Quarrier

Saturday November 24th 2007 at 4:30 p.m.

The Cool World

American film by Shirley Clarke, 1964, 1hr 45mins, black & white, original version with French subtitles

With Hampton Clanton, Yolanda Rodríguez, Bostic Felton, Gary Bolling

Saturday November 24th 2007 at 6:30 p.m.

Come Back Africa

American film by Lionel Rogosin, 1959, 1hr 35mins, black & white, original version with French subtitles

With Myriam Makeba, Vinah Makeba, Zachria Makeba, Molly Parkin

Sunday November 25th 2007 at 2:30 p.m.

Black Girl

Senegalese film by Ousmane Sembene, 1966, 1hr 05mins, black and white

With Thérèse M'Bissine Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Ousmane Sembene

Sunday November 25th at 4:30 p.m.

Faces of Women

An Ivory Coast film by Désiré Écaré, 1985, 1hr 45mins, colour

With Eugénie Cissé Roland, Sidiki Bakaba, Albertine N’Guessan, Kouadou Brou