February 17, 2011
SPECIAL EVENTS : CINEFAMILY, Vive L’Amour / Thursdays in February
Series co-presented by The Film And TV Office of The French Embassy In Los Angeles and Cinespia.
@ 8:00pm /
Series : Vive L’Amour
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Boy Meets Girl
The definitive document of ‘80s underground French cinema, Boy Meets Girl was the exhilarating and tumultuously romantic debut by Leos Carax, a precocious and passionate 23-year-old cineaste soon to become his homeland’s leading bête noire and monstre sacré. Pairing the laconic, monochrome slapstick of Jim Jarmusch with a larger-than-life stylistic panache, Carax’s experimental melodrama stars Denis Lavant as a compulsive loafer whose post-breakup meanderings through nocturnal Paris draw him into the orbit of depressive beauty Mireille, whom he meets at a surreal house party, among astronauts and actresses, while she hides on the verge of suicide in the bathroom.
In sequences both absurdly comic and profoundly romantic, these two unstable outcasts share Alex’s last moments of freedom together on the eve of his Army conscription. Culminating in a cataclysmic, violently poetic grand guignol finale, Boy Meets Girl is an essential page from the book of doomed French love ; whether you’re tracing backwards from Desplechin or forwards from Godard, no history of cinematic amour fou is complete without it.
Dir./Writer : Leos Carax, 1984, 35mm, 100 min.
Tickets - $10
The Cinefamily / 611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036 / 323-655-2510
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 Change : History Through Guineans’ Eyes
Writer : Chiara Cavallazzi
Director : Chiara Cavallazzi
Although rich in history and natural resources, Guinea suffocates from poverty, corruption and corporate greed. The first "democratic" election in this once proud country was held in June 2010. An eye-opening examination of a people’s struggle to regain control of their country and its natural resources in this era of “democratization” and “globalization.”
Screens : Thu, Feb 17@9:15pm
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Performance of the stage adaptation of Alain Mabanckou’s novel "Black Bazar"
at 8 pm
Adapted by Modeste Nzapassara / In presence of Alain Mabanckou
Organized by the UCLA Department of French & Francophone Studies & the Centre Pluridisciplinaire
Entrance is free and on first come, first served basis
Los Angeles Theatre Company, Los Angeles
514 S. Spring Street - Los Angeles, CA 90013
Outre-Mer, Autres Textes, La littérature francophone de l’Afrique du Nord ("Overseas, other writings, the Francophone Literature of North Africa")
PowerPoint presentation and lecture in French by Lia BROZGAL, who joined the faculty at UCLA in 2008 after completing her PhD in Romance Languages and Literature (French at Harvard University). She is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies, where her research and teaching interests encompass a variety of topics pertaining to the culture and history of contemporary France and Francophone North Africa. Conference in French.
When ? Thursday, February 17, at 7.00 pm
Where ? At the Alliance Francaise de Los Angeles, 10390 Santa Monica Blvd, CA 90025.
Entrance : members : $15. Non-members : 25$.
RSVP mandatory : Please call (310) 652-0306 or email us : firstname.lastname@example.org.