Diaspora cinema selection
From 15th to 25th November 2007
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.
This schedule will also be the occasion to mix classics and rarities, short and feature-length films, fiction and documentaries, new and traditional cinema 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.
Free access while places are available
Thursday November 15th 2007 at 6:30 p.m.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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