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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.

 

White Material (Claire Denis, 2009) WE CAN MEET AT 6 IN THE LOBBY AND GREET EACH OTHER. MAYBE A DRINK OR SOMETHING AFTER.

 

White Material

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

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