September 26, 2021


Showing: WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 – 8 PM
Title: Girlhood
Year: 2014
Country: France
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Girlhood300BMarieme, a teenage girl of African descent, lives on the outskirts of Paris. She seems dutiful, self-effacing. Then she meets Lady, the leader of a girl gang, and her life changes. Marieme’s liberation is real, but in this world she’s still subject to male authority. The film reveals the general condition of being a girl in her situation, but keeps close watch on the specific girl at its heart. 2014, France, 113 minutes, in French with English subtitles

“Beautifully observed, precisely directed and acted with wonderful conviction, it pulls us into the life of its protagonist in a deeply involving way.”– Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Sciamma binds the awakening of Marieme’s consciousness to dramatic action, reducing the extraordinary character’s mental life to a series of plot points—albeit ones that lead to a fascinating crossroads. A sequel, please.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“A mesmerizing exercise in the enlightenment that can happen when a filmmaker shifts the male cinematic gaze ever so slightly and uncovers what looks like a whole new world.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post