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Beyond the Canon: Touki Bouki + Breathless

 
 
Sat, Jun 29, 2019
  • 2PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 175min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Touki Bouki will screen first, followed by Breathless
 
 
 
 
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Part of Film series Beyond the Canon
 
Touki Bouki

Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty
With Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall
1973, 85min, DCP

 

Senegalese master Djibril Diop Mambéty achieved international renown with his firecracker debut feature, a couple-on-the-run caper in which a rebellious cowhand-biker and his university student lover turn to petty crime in order to escape Dakar for a new life in Paris. Combining New Wave-inspired experimentalism with a vérité eye for everyday life, Mambéty mines the tensions between Africa and Europe, urban and rural, tradition and modernity.

 
Breathless

Dir. Jean-Luc Godard
With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger

1960, 90min, 35mm

 

Godard’s landmark debut came to define New Wave cool, a whiz-bang blend of American pulp cinema conventions and freewheeling stylistic experimentation (off-the-cuff location shooting, handheld camerawork, now-iconic jump cuts). Jean-Paul Belmondo channels Bogart as a two-bit tough guy running from the law while romancing Jean Seberg’s trés chic American in Paris.

 
 
 
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Touki Bouki + Breathless
Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty is often described as an “African Godard.”


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