Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Feb 4, 2020
1:00pm

BLACK VOICES
Matinee Screening!
BLACK GIRL

Program begins with the short “Borom Sarret” (1963, 20 min. Dir. Ousmane Sembène).

Free to Cinematheque members.
BLACK GIRL
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1966, Janus Films, 59 min, Senegal/France, Dir: Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène, one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived and the most internationally renowned African director of the 20th century, made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring BLACK GIRL. Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot - about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white couple and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a figurative and literal prison - into a complex, layered critique on the lingering colonialist mindset of a supposedly postcolonial world. Featuring a moving central performance by Mbissine Thérèse Diop, BLACK GIRL is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement - and one of the essential films of the 1960s.


In French with English subtitles. | Special Ticket Price: $8. | Screening format: DCP. Restored by the Film Foundation.
Aero Theatre • Tue, Feb 4, 2020 • 1:00pm

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