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This month’s Film Club selection is GRIGRIS, the story of a young man with dreams of building a future, jeopardized by crime and difficult choices.
Read on to learn more about why we decided to share this wholly unique film with our Club subscribers.
A film like Grigris is difficult to categorize - happily so. In it we discovered joyous energy, as well as deep drama — subtle characterizations, and well-employed genre mechanisms. Is Grigris an art-house film? An ethnographic look at poverty in Africa? A crime story? Thanks to the skill of director Mahamet Saleh-Haroun (director of Film Movement classic A Screaming Man), it is all three.
Grigris takes us on the well-worn adventure of a good man who is forced by necessity into crime, and yet, anchored by the amazingly physical title performance of Souleymane Démé, so much of this film feels fresh. What other film offers dazzling dance sequences and glamorous photo-shoots, and nestles them organically alongside images of gasoline smuggling, violence, and the day-to-day hardships of Chadian life? We think you’ll find Grigris to be a classic story, vibrantly told - and we’re proud to add it to the Film Movement collection.
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ILO ILO - Official Academy Screening & Opening Party
ILO ILO - the Cannes Camera d'Or Winner - opens in the US on Friday, April 4! The night before the opening, our friends at @[83574526405:274:The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/ The Oscars] hosted a private screening, and we threw a little party afterwards!
Awards - Cleveland International Film Festival :: March 19 - March 30, 2014
38th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF). March 19 - March 30, 2014. Tower City Cinemas at Tower City Center in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. For the past 38 years, the CIFF has been the premier film event in Ohio. Today the CIFF presents a full survey of contemporary international and American...