Hollywood Radical [MALCOLM X]

Please go to

http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/1992/12/hollywood-radical/

Published on 11 Dec 1992 in Featured Texts, Featured Texts, by jrosenbaum

No Comments >>

African Camera: 20 Years of African Cinema

An excellent documentary made in 1983 by Tunisian critic and filmmaker Ferid Boughedir (Halhaouine–Boy of the Terraces, Arabian Camera) that offers an intelligent and useful survey of African cinema. All the major figures are interviewed–including Ousmane Sembene, Souleymane Cisse, Djibril Diop Mambety, Med Hondo, Gaston Kabore, Dikongue Pipa, Safi Faye, Oumarou Ganda, and Ola Balogun. This screening will be accompanied by a lecture by film scholars Virginia Keller and Deborah Tudor. (Film Center, Art Institute, Columbus Drive at Jackson, Tuesday, December 8, 6:00, 443-3737)

Published on 04 Dec 1992 in Featured Texts, by jrosenbaum

No Comments >>

For Sasha

Set before, during, and after the Israeli six-day war in 1967, Alexandre Arcady’s well-crafted French film (1992) is not precisely autobiographical, though it draws on his personal experience. The story concerns three 20-year-old men arriving at a kibbutz to visit their former classmate Laura (Sophie Marceau), who has given up a promising career as a violinist to live with Sasha (Richard Berry), a former philosophy professor twice her age. The earlier suicide of another former classmate and the eventual outbreak of war form the two major events of the story; while the attempts to combine personal and historical elements aren’t always convincing, they’re frequently affecting. (JR)

Published on 01 Dec 1992 in Featured Texts, by admin

No Comments >>

African Camera: Twenty Years Of African Cinema

An excellent documentary made in 1983 by Tunisian critic and filmmaker Ferid Boughedir (HalfaouineBoy of the Terraces, Arabian Camera) that offers an intelligent and useful survey of African cinema. All the major figures are interviewedincluding Ousmane Sembene, Souleymane Cisse, Djibril Diop Mambety, Med Hondo, Gaston Kabore, Dikongue Pipa, Safi Faye, Oumarou Ganda, and Ola Balogun. (JR)

Published on 01 Dec 1992 in Featured Texts, by admin

No Comments >>