Daughters of the Dust
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
In this paean to Catherine Deneuve, French design, 1960s chic, MGM musicals, and Michel Legrand, a boy and girl love, lose, love again, and lose again against an assortment of fabulous wallpaper.
Experienced in sequences, from the perspectives of several generations of women, this film creates a fabric of universal themes: the conflicts between personal and collective history, and spiritual and industrial life.
Presented in collaboration with Film Quarterly
Passing Through theorizes that jazz is one of the purest expressions of African American culture, now hijacked by a white culture that brutally exploits musicians for profit. “An invaluable film-outcry” (Albert Johnson).
A shared interest in literature draws the wife of a political journalist to her husband’s cousin. One of Ray’s finest works, this is “a gracious, dignified character study” (Albert Johnson).