February 16, 2011
Ciné Club - 400 Blows / Les Quatre cents coups
A film by François Truffaut| France | 1959 | Drama | French w/ English subtitles
After young Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) runs away, life on the streets of Paris leads to nothing but trouble and guilt in this gritty feature film debut from legendary director François Truffaut. Though he turns to petty crime to survive, Antoine’s remorse often leads him to try to return things he’s stolen — with disastrous results. The film was nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar and the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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SPECIAL EVENTS : PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL :
PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL
The 19th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) will take place February 16-23, at the Culver Plaza Theatres,
9919 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90232.
Information about PAFF can be found at www.paff.org
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the box office beginning February 16
The Black Mozart in Cuba
Writer : Stéphanie James
Director : Steve James
Born in Guadeloupe to a Black slave and a French nobleman, Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, became one of the most remarkable figures of the 18th century—the best fencer in Europe, violonist virtuoso and genius composer, but also the first Black free mason and general in the army.
Shot in Cuba, which dedicates a week of cultural activities to his memory and welcomes Saint Georges as “a great hero of the Caribbean.”
Screens : Fri, Feb 18@1:45pm ; Sun, Feb 20@11:50am
(2010/Democratic Republic of Congo/Short Documentary/30min)
Writer : Petna Ndaliko Katondolo
Director : Petna Ndaliko Katondolo
How do you talk about rape in a place where basic human rights are systematically violated ? Ndaliko skirts the boundaries of reality and fiction, offering a compelling portrait of Congolese women who stand strong in their communities and denounce the violence they experience.
Screens : Fri, Feb 18@4:10pm ; Sun, Feb 20@4:15pm