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Film Series

Black Skin, White Masks: Cinema Inspired by Frantz Fanon

 
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Oct 18—Oct 26, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Afro-Caribbean philosopher, psychiatrist, and revolutionary Frantz Fanon (1925–1961) was among the first writers to confront the corrosive psychological effects of racism. Fifty years after its English language publication, his landmark work Black Skin, White Masks remains a defining work of anti-colonialist thought, a trenchant and deeply felt text that grapples with vital questions of race, identity, and power. From subversive genre entertainments to unabashedly revolutionary calls to arms, the films in this program engage with and bear traces of Fanon’s still-potent ideas.


 
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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask
Film
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask + discussion
 

A dreamy journey through Fanon’s life and ideas from multimedia visionary Isaac Julien.

Wed, Oct 18, 2017
CURATOR’S CHOICE
 
 
Deep Cover
Film
Deep Cover
 

Laurence Fishburne stars in this subversive neo-noir thriller.

Thu, Oct 19, 2017
 
 
Chameleon Street
Film
Chameleon Street + B-Roll With Andre
 

Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s brilliant acid comedy about black alienation and role-playing.

Fri, Oct 20, 2017
 
 
Black Girl
Film
Black Girl + Statues Also Die
 

Ousmane Sembéne’s landmark feature debut confronts colonialism’s lingering legacy.

Fri, Oct 20, 2017
 
 
Battle of Algiers
Film
The Battle of Algiers
 

A masterpiece of revolutionary cinema capturing Algeria’s struggle for freedom.

Sat, Oct 21, 2017
 
 
Cache
Film
Caché
 

Juliette Binoche stars in Michael Haneke’s mesmerizing domestic thriller.

Sat, Oct 21, 2017
 
 
Hour Of The Furnaces
Film
The Hour of the Furnaces
 

This Argentine documentary is an essential work of revolutionary, anti-colonialist cinema.

Sun, Oct 22, 2017
 
 
Native Son
Film
Native Son
 

Richard Wright himself stars in this intense, noir adaptation of his bombshell novel.

Tue, Oct 24, 2017
 
 
No Fear, No Die
Film
No Fear, No Die
 

An unflinching, noir-tinged portrait of racial alienation from the singular Claire Denis.

Tue, Oct 24, 2017
 
 
Sambizanga
Film
Sambizanga
 

A bracing view of Angola’s anti-colonialist struggle and a rousing call to revolution.

Wed, Oct 25, 2017
 
 
Film
Concerning Violence
 

Lauryn Hill narrates this documentary chronicling anti-colonialist movements across Africa.

Wed, Oct 25, 2017
 
 
Man With Goggles
Film
Unmaking the Mask shorts program
 

A selection of daring, thought-provoking shorts by contemporary filmmakers whose work is influenced by Frantz Fanon.

Thu, Oct 26, 2017