Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
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Wed, Jan 1, 2020

Free Screening! Director Ladj Ly In Person!
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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Introduction by Ramzy Malouki of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Discussion following the film with director Ladj Ly.
2019, Amazon Studios, 102 min, France, Dir: Ladj Ly

In the Paris suburb where Victor Hugo set part of his 19th-century magnum opus, French filmmaker Ladj Ly tells an all-too-contemporary tale of crime and community. Inspired by the 2005 riots that set cars ablaze across France, Ly focuses his lens on a trio of police officers whose unorthodox tactics bring them into conflict with local youth. Heightening the tension are a drone’s probing eye and the threat that at any moment racial tensions will flare too high to be contained. Winner of the Prix du Jury at 2019’s Cannes Film Festival, LES MISÉRABLES leverages documentary-style rawness and pulse-quickening momentum to stake its claim as an accomplished thriller concerned with social inequity and its corrosive effect on the rule of law.

In French with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
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