February 16, 2011

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Ciné Club - 400 Blows / Les Quatre cents coups

at 7pm

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.

Alliance Française de Denver
571 Galapago St. - Denver, CO 80204-5032
(303) 831-0304 / www.afdenver.org


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

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Jazz Mama

(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

Dernière modification : 10/02/2011

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