Slab Cinema Art House
December 19, 2021 8:00 pm - December 19, 2021 11:30 pm
Join us at our indoor location at Blue Star. Seating is limited, tickets are required.
Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most renowned African director of the twentieth century—and yet his name still deserves to be better known in the rest of the world. He made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot—about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white family and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally—into a complexly layered critique of the lingering colonialist mind-set of a supposedly postcolonial world. 1966.
Shot primarily in Wolof, Mandabi by Ousmane Sembène was the first ever made in an African language—a major step toward the realization of the trailblazing Senegalese filmmaker’s dream of creating a cinema by, about, and for the inhabitants of his home continent. 1968.
Due to COVID precautions, occupancy is reduced and tickets are limited. Therefore, all sales are final.