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  • Sunday, Mar 4, 2018

    7 PM (105 mins)
    BAMPFA

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  • Portrait of Christian Bruno by Dan Cowles
  • Portrait of Natalija Vekic by Michael Read

A rare combination of analysis and delight.

Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Burkina Faso’s capital city, Ouagadougou, is the location of the “official” showcase of African film, the FESPACO Film Festival. But here Jean-Marie Téno spotlights the far livelier heart of African cinema: the run-down “cine clubs” where a bootleg DVD, an old TV, and a few benches keep film alive not with money or polish, but through sheer love. Effortlessly switching among three men’s stories, Téno turns this tale of (a) cinema into a treatise on the arts in Africa—and the world—today, addressing how the moving image, music, and writing can affect society, and how they can flourish in even the bleakest settings.

Jason Sanders
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Jean-Marie Téno
Cinematographer
  • Crystel Fournier
Language
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 70 mins
Source
  • Les films du Raphia
Preceded By

Ed & Pauline

Christian Bruno, Natalija Vekic, United States, 2014

A portrait of Ed Landberg and film critic Pauline Kael, and their early repertory theater in Berkeley.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 19 mins
source
  • Christian Bruno
source
  • Natalija Vekic

Bruce Takes Dragon Town

Emily Chao, United States, Taiwan, 2015

The filmmaker, her filmmaker uncle, and other lost souls in Taiwan during Ghost Month.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 15 mins
source
  • Emily Chao