September 12th: Films on the Green @ MIT [fr]
Films on the Green at MIT // An outdoor French Film Series
At the Dertouzos Amphitheater behind the Stata Building (32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA)
September 12, 2015 at 7pm
Screened film: Girlhood (Bande de filles)- Directed by Céline Sciamma
In French, with English subtitles.
French food & social begins at 7 pm – Film starts at 7:30 pm
Free screening / Open to all
Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood is an insightful and powerful “coming-of-age story” (The New York Times) about a young girl, Marieme (Karidja Touré), growing up in the housing projects outside Paris. Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, drops out of school and starts stealing.
The film was commended for its groundbreaking representation of women in the banlieues, rarely portrayed on the French silver screen, and its astute depiction of teenagerhood.
With the support of Paul USA