Foreign Fall Film Series

"Guelwaar" (Senegal)

Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:30 PM

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[1992, 115 MINUTES, NR; in French and Wolof with English subtitles]

Join us for a trip around the globe as we present a sampling and behind-the-scenes discussions of some of the best foreign cinema. Provocative and educational, each screening will include an introduction by local film expert Jacob Greenberg, designed to offer a full understanding of the films individually and as part of the Crocker's curated series. By turns funny, surreal, poignant, and experimental, and all rarely presented on the big screen, these four cinematic gems are not to be missed. Members can purchase a "Film Passport" for the series and see all four films for the price of three.

Directed by the great Senegalese writer and filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, considered the grandfather of African cinema, Guelwaar offers a potently satiric take on Senegal – and Africa more generally – as the country and continent transitioned from colonial rule to independence. Loosely centered on the story of a political activist who is killed and whose body goes missing, Guelwaar is by turns funny and poignant, and has been lauded by critics as a masterpiece.

Thursday, September 7: Tampopo (Japan) In Japanese with English subtitles

Thursday, October 5: La Antena (Argentina) In Spanish with English subtitles

Thursday, November 2: Guelwaar (Senegal) In French with English subtitles

Thursday, December 7: Persona (Sweden) In Swedish with English subtitles


$6 Members
$10 Students/youth
$12 Nonmembers
$18 Member Series Ticket

To purchase tickets click the REGISTER button above, call (916) 808-1182 or visit the Museum Admission Desk.

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