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Thursday, June 30

Black Girl (New Restoration)

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

The historic first feature film made in Africa by a black African director, Ousmane Sembène’s Black Girl may be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but it’s no less trenchant and eloquent than it was upon its 1966 arrival. A sharp character study in the vein of Italian neorealism, and an incisive portrait of French-Senegalese postcolonial relations, Black Girl follows a young girl named Diouana’s move from Dakar to the French Riviera with the bourgeois white family who has hired her. Sembène, who got his start as an author and labor organizer, locates political gestures at their very seeds; in personal moments of impulse and morality, he tracks the gradual shift of Diouana’s temperament’s from optimistic to quietly defiant. Courtesy of a gorgeous new restoration from Janus, cinematographer Christian Lacoste’s stark frames deliver all of their original unmistakable symbolism, under the blindingly white sun of Antibes.

Dir Ousmane Sembène, 1966, DCP, 65 min.

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Monday, July 4

ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

2:00pm

Join us as we fire up the BBQ on our patio for a potluck and screen a proudly patriotic picnic of 16mm short films like it’s our national duty. Lost & Found Film Club, our monthly showcase of ephemeral, industrial, and educational 16mm films, is honored to salute some of the things that make this country great: Burgers? Check. Sparklers? Check. Amber waves of film grain from sea to shining sea? Double check. Skip Elsheimer of A/V Geeks pays us a visit with selections from his massive 16mm archive including animation, children’s films, advertisements, documentaries & experiments—all celebrating America in the good old summertime. Come see what slipped through the splices and wound up in the Cinefamily’s 4th of July!

We’ll supply the grill and some classic foodstuffs—plus IT’S A POTLUCK, so bring some grillables!

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