A Film by Luc Bondy
Luc Bondy’s final feature film as director draws talent from both stage and screen to bring Marivaux’s play into 21st century Paris. Isabelle Huppert commands the screen as Araminte, the wealthy widow who unwittingly hires the smitten Dorante (Garrel) as her accountant. Secrets and lies accumulate as Dorante and his accomplice, Araminte’s manservant Dubois (Yves Jacques), manipulate not only the good-hearted Araminte, but also her friend and confidante, Marton (Manon Combes).
The Childhood of Joan of Arc
A Film by Bruno Dumont
JEANNETTE is the tale-as-musical of the legend at the age of eight and her will to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of the Kingdom of France.
New African Films
From the Esteemed California Newsreel
Founded in 1968, California Newsreel is a leading distributor of documentary and feature films with a focus on social justice, African American history and a large collection of work on African politics and culture by African directors.
This week we’ve added EZRA, the award-winning story of a child soldier, and CARMEN GEI, a remarkable, banned-in-Senegal take on Carmen, and the first African musical.
On Film Programming
An Interview with Inney Prakash
A film programmer at Maysles Documentary Center and several film festivals including his own, Prismatic Ground, Inney Prakash has had the experience of turning his curatorial eye from in-person events to online programming reaching an international audience.
Read their interview with Inney on his career path, a few of the films that have shaped his worldview, and the role of curation in social justice movements.