White Material With Claire Dennis 2009 Writer-director Claire Denis returns to Africa -- her childhood home and the site of her 1988 film, Chocolate -- to spin this tale of a country torn apart by civil war, as African soldiers force French nationals to abandon their land. At the center of the story is Maria (Isabelle Huppert), a white woman who ignores her family's fears and steadfastly refuses to leave her coffee plantation. Isaach De Bankolé and Christopher Lambert also star.
WE CAN MEET AT 6 IN THE LOBBY AND GREET EACH OTHER. MAYBE A DRINK OR SOMETHING AFTER.
Thursday, November 15th, 6:30pm
Akron Art Museum (1 S High St.)
Free, open to the public
“It’s a disorientingly beautiful movie at times, which promises — as Denis always does, I think — that human madness and human love will balance each other out, in the fullness of time.” -Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com
Co-presented by University of Akron Professor Ray Gehani’s newly formed “France-US Zippy Fraternity,” the Akron Art Museum, and Akron Film+Pixel. We’ll watch Claire Denis’s 2009 film WHITE MATERIAL, which landed on many ten best lists that year. There will be an introduction and post-film discussion. It’s free!
“A striking film filled with images that sometimes reveal their full meaning only when their beauty curdles in the chain of signification.” -Manhola Dargis, NY Times