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March 6

CHRIS TANNER AND THE THEATRE OF LIFE/DEATH

Photo by Eric Marciano

Wednesday 6 | 1:00pm | Segal Theatre

US | 2018 | 60 minutes | directed by Eric Marciano
English

Chris Tanner and the Theater of Life/Death is a work-in-progress feature length
documentary essay on the theatrical and artistic response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic by
the downtown New York Experimental, Off and Off-Off Broadway theater community. It
features scenes from twelve downtown Manhattan theater productions selected from
30 years of filmed documentation, 1985 to 2015. All of the shows feature writer, actor,
singer and painter Chris Tanner and his many amazing shows and talented theater
collaborators along with interviews with the playwrights and performers to gain an
understanding of how the AIDS Epidemic affected their work and lives. The film includes
work and performances by Sebastian Stuart, Stephen Lott, Ann Saxman, Mary Lou
Wittmer, Everett Quinton, Brenden Olson, Zsamira Sol Ronquillo, Lance Cruce, Bobby
Reed, Julia Atlas Muz, John Jesurun, Taylor Mac, Ildiko Nemeth and many, many more.

Photo by Meredith Marciano

For over 30 years, Eric Marciano and his company American
Montage have produced and post-produced numerous awardwinning
shows for HBO, ESPN, Discovery and A&E Channels.
Recently, Marciano has created a film documenting the vibrant
painter Leroy Neiman; and a film celebrating 50 years of the
pioneering La Mama, E.T.C. theatre featuring interviews with Peter
Brook, Andres Serban, Elizabeth Swados and Sam Shepherd. He
has been working on a documentary series with the acclaimed
theatre company The Amoralists since 2011. In 2014 Mr. Marciano
launched the first video based web site devoted to New York Off
and Off-Off Broadway Theater: www.theaterfanatic.com.

 

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March 6

JOHN FLECK IS WHO YOU WANT HIM TO BE

Photo by Kevin Duffy

Wednesday 6 | 2:00pm | Segal Theatre

US | 2015 | 76 minutes | directed by Kevin Duffy
English

The documentary begins in 1990, near the height of the AIDS crisis in the US.
John Fleck was attacked by the US Government as one of the NEA 4, when
funding to three queer artists and a prominent straight feminist was reversed
by the National Endowment for the Arts. A sit-down interview with Fleck cuts
between archival video of performances spanning four decades and presentday
vérité footage as he rehearses and performs in New York and California for
an NEA 4 20th reunion performance. The documentary shows the previously
unseen footage of the censored performance and culminates with his triumphal
anniversary show.

Photo by Joey Krebs

Kevin Duffy directed, produced, shot and edited the documentary
feature, John Fleck Is Who You Want Him to Be, for which distribution
is pending. The film, or excerpts from it have screened at the
American Cinematheque, Los Angeles, the Los Feliz 3 Cinema, the
New York Indie Theater Film Festival, CalArts and the New Museum,
New York. Duffy’s first independent feature, Becoming Blonde
(2010) starring Mink Stole is distributed by Ariztical Entertainment
and has screened on Here TV and VOD. Duffy’s short film, Cheap
Flight, (1996) screened on the Sundance Channel, at the Hamptons
International Film Festival, the American Cinematheque and other
venues. A graduate of New York University, Duffy won a Fellowship
in Playwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He received
an M.F.A. in screenwriting from the American Film Institute.

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March 6

TACOS DE CEMENTO

Photo by Raúl Macías

Wednesday 6 | 3:30pm | Segal Theatre

Chile | 2017 | 60 minutes | directed by Marcelo Porta
co-produced by María de la Luz Hurtado | original Music Angela Acuña
co-written by Hugo Osorio & María de la Luz Hurtado | distribution by Jirafa
Spanish with English Subtitles

Andrés Pérez Araya (1951-2002) has become established as one of the most
outstanding Chilean artists of his time. Actor, theatre director and dramatist, he was a
prominent defender of gay rights and popular and political theatre against a backdrop
of military dictatorship and widespread intolerance of homosexuality. Andrés lived in
Paris during the dictatorship of Pinochet’s government, where for 8 years he formed
part of Ariane Mnouchkine’s Théâtre du Soleil. Here he rose to fame, interpretating
the lead role of Gandhi in L´Indiade. This documentary was made during Andrés’ last
years, and in it he talks about his life, with the focus on his final work La Huida (The
Escape), which is largely autobiographical. Andrés has posthumously achieved cult
status with universal acclaim.

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Marcelo Porta is a Chilean filmmaker, photographer and visual
artist. Part of his work has been dedicated to register the work of
Chilean artists like Nicanor Parra, Enrique Linh, and Andrés Pérez,
Chilean dramatist and actor. As a filmmaker, his first short film Una
Pelicula del Siglo Pasado (2001) was selected in Huesca and the
experimental week in Madrid. His documentary short film El Hombre
Imaginario (2004/2007) was selected in Berlin Film Festival and
Valencia. In 2006 he premiered Tacos de Cemento, a film about
the last play by actor and dramatist Andrés Pérez Araya. Currently,
he is developing the projects El Hombre Imaginario a feature film
about Nicanor Parra (in postproduction) and Morrison’s Hotel about
the life of Jim Morrison in Paris and poet Arthur Rimbaud, also in
postproduction.

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March 6

ANGÉLICA [A TRAGEDY]

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Wednesday 6 | 4:30pm | Segal Theatre

Spain | 2016 | 83 minutes | directed by Manuel Fernández Valdés
Spanish with English subtitles

Recipient of important awards in Spain and abroad, Angélica Liddell’s dramaturgy is
considered one of the most avant-garde in contemporary European theater. As Liddell
starts working in her new play, director Manuel Fernández-Valdés decides to capture
her rehearsal process on camera. The hallmarks of Liddell’s autobiographical work are
social criticism, heartrending expressionism, purity and the search for meaning through
pain and subversion. These characteristics affect the essence of her working method
and the people who work with her. Each one of them, including Fernández-Valdés,
must decide how far they are willing to go. Angélica [a tragedy] is an insightful look to
the theater stage process, the devotion to art, and the troubled relationship between
creation and life.

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Manuel Fernández-Valdés (Pontevedra, 1979) debuted in 2008
with the full-length documentary Manuel y Elisa (Manuel and Elisa),
award-winning at the Play-Doc festival (Tui). In 2012 he premiered his
second full-length documentary Fraga y Fidel sin embargo (Fraga
and Fidel after all), which was showed in Dífferent 6! L’autre cínema
espagnol (Paris), Cineteca (Madrid), Alcances (Cádiz), IBAFF (Murcia),
Cineuropa (Santiago de Compostela) and CGAI (A Coruña). Angélica
[una tragedia] (Angélica [a tragedy]) is his latest film.

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March 6

DUNDEE

Photo by Rhian Hinkley

Wednesday 6 | 7:30pm | Shorts Block | Segal Theatre

Australia | 2018 | 8 minutes | created by Back to Back Theatre in partnership with
the National Theatre of Scotland as part of Futureproof Festival
Non-Verbal

Playfully re-imagining video art, dance, music and fashion, RADIAL is a collaborative
film-making process resulting in a video portrait of a community and landscape in
motion. Led by artists from Back to Back Theatre, RADIAL explores what it truly
means to be embodied. RADIAL captures a continuous sequence of action or
dance, capturing the beautiful idiosyncrasies of people, bodies, communities and
landscapes, from all angles.

Co-Director: Tamara Searle
Co-Director & Videographer: Rhian Hinkley
Composer: Harry Myers Covill & Kayleigh Shields

Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary
performance imagined from the minds and experiences of a unique
ensemble of actors with a disability, giving voice to social and
political issues that speak to all people.
Based in the regional centre of Geelong, the company is one of
Australia’s most globally recognised and respected contemporary
theatre companies.
In addition to its professional practice Back to Back collaborates
intensively with communities around the world, with a focus on artistic
excellence and elevated social inclusion for people with disabilities.

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March 6

PURO TEATRO

Photo by Rashayla Marie Brown

Wednesday 6 | 7:45pm | Shorts Block | Segal Theatre

US, 2013 | 3 mins | directed by Rashayla Marie Brown
Non-Verbal

Puro Teatro is a short film using the aesthetics of an opening scene for title credits and
Afro-syncretic religious rituals using a soundtrack by the Cuban singer La Lupe.

Photos by Nathan Keay

Artist-scholar Rashayla Marie Brown manages an “undisciplinary”
studio practice through photography, performance, writing,
installation, and video. A lifelong nomad who moved 24 times, she
began her practice as a poet in London. An Artadia and Franklin
Furnace grantee, RMB has presented work internationally at Tate
Modern, London; Krabbesholm Højskole, Copenhagen; Turbine Hall,
Johannesburg; and in commissions at Bemis Contemporary, Omaha;
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of the African
Diaspora, San Francisco; Rhodes College, Memphis; among others.
She holds degrees from Northwestern University, the School of the
Art Institute of Chicago, and Yale University.

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March 6

FORGET ME NOT, AS MY TETHER IS CLIPPED

Photo by Zachary Fabri

Wednesday 6 | 7:51 pm Shorts Block | Segal Theatre

US | 2012 | 15 minutes | directed by Zachary Fabri
Non-Verbal

The film investigates the parallel transformation of my personal ideologies and the
neighborhood of Harlem in New York. I grew my dreadlocks and beard for 15 years.
The physical and cultural weight of my hair became a burden. The film is about
transformation, evolution and release, as is evident when I cut my hair and 200 balloons
take my hair away. This work was shot on 16 mm black and white film, in Harlem, NYC
at Marcus Garvey park on the corner of 125th street and 5 avenue.

Photo by Daniela Riojas

Zachary Fabri is an artist working in video, photography and drawing.
He has been awarded The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award,
the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and the New York
Foundation for the Arts fellowship in interdisciplinary work. Fabri’s
work has been exhibited at Art in General, The Studio Museum in
Harlem, El Museo del Barrio, The Walker Art Center, The Brooklyn
Museum, The Barnes Foundation, Rockelmann & gallery, and Third
Streaming. He has collaborated in multidisciplinary projects with
choreographer Joanna Kotze at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and
most recently with artist Torkwase Dyson at the Museum of Modern
Art in 2018. Currently, he is making drawings on napkins he stole
from the Trump Soho Hotel while working as a bus boy. Fabri lives
Photo by Daniela Riojas and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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March 6

CAN DO BETTER VIDEO WITH LIGHT

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Wednesday 6 | 7:38pm | Shorts Block | Segal Theatre

US | 2015 | 7 minutes | directed by Autumn Knight
Non-Verbal

can do better video with light is a dance/movement experimentation with lighting
objects. Various lighting instruments appear throughout Knight’s installation and
performance work. In this particular video, the lighting device, a clamp light, acts a
partner and collaborator within improvised movement sequences.

Photo by Texas Isaiah

Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance,
installation, video and text. Her performance work has been on
view at various institutions including DiverseWorks Artspace, Art
League Houston, Project Row Houses, Blaffer Art Museum, Crystal
Bridges Museum, Skowhegan Space (NY), The New Museum, The
Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Optica (Montreal, Canada), The
Poetry Project (NY) and Krannart Art Museum (IL), and Akademie der
Kunste, (Berlin).

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March 8

NAACH BHIKHARI NAACH

Image and Design by Shilpi Gulati

Friday 8 | 5:30pm | Segal Theatre

India | 2018 | 72 minutes | directed by Shilpi Gulati and Jainendra Dost
Bhojpuri with English Subtitles

Naach is a form of traditional folk theatre from Bihar, India. In this tradition, male artists
often cross dress as women on stage and are referred to as ‘laundas’. The most
legendary name in this tradition is Bhikhari Thakur’s— who was an actor, playwright,
and a social reformer popularly known as the ‘Shakespeare of Bhojpuri.’ The film
follows the last four Naach performers to have worked him and creates a visual archive
of a performance tradition. As they share their plays, songs and a lifetime of memories,
they immerse us into the world of folk theatre where we begin to see a glimpse of
budhau – the old man, himself.

Photo by Vishwa Gulati

Shilpi Gulati is a filmmaker and research based out of New Delhi.
Her body of work largely engages with themes of gender, oral
histories and performance traditions in regional communities in
India. Her film The Parsi Story (2014) won the National Film Award
for the Best Ethnographic Film and her other works, Dere to Delhi
(2012) and Taala Te Kunjee (2017) and Naach Bhikhari Naach (2018)
have been screened at various festivals internationally. Shilpi
is also an actor and a workshop facilitator with pandies’ theatre,
an activist group working with women and children using theatre
as social therapy. Shilpi is a PhD student at Jawaharlal Nehru
University and is currently at Columbia University on a Fulbright
fellowship.

 

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March 8

CHANGES

Photo by Takaki Sudo

Friday 8 | 11:30am | Segal Theatre

Japan | 2018| 80 minutes | directed by Suguru Yamamoto
produced by Festival/Tokyo
co-produced by DOCU(NT)MENT/Steep Slope Studio
Japanese with English Subtitles

Playwright and director Suguru Yamamoto (HANCHU-YUEI) made his first ever film
production as a new work in his solo project DOCU(NT)MENT, which examines the lives
of single human beings. In Changes he turns to Mikie Tanaka, an actor who had just left
Yamamoto’s HANCHU-YUEI after four years with the company. The film appears as a
documentary, following the actor as she becomes slimmer, but it remains ambiguous as
to which parts actually happened and which were intentionally planned. Adopting the
approach of documentary cinema while also functioning as an experimental film that
resisted that framework, this work will continue to be shot, edited, and screened over
the next two years, with each public screening changing the way it is made and shown.

Image by Tadashi Aoki

Harnessing his interdisciplinary arts education across cinema,
literature, music, and visual art, Suguru Yamamoto constructs a
theatrical world vividly reflecting contemporary shifts in ethics
and the circulation of information. Girl X won Best Play and Best
Original Script awards at the Bangkok Theatre Festival in 2014.

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March 8

FINDING SHELTER

Photo by Steve Gunther at CalArts

Friday 8 | 1:00pm | Segal Theatre

US | 2018 | 26 minutes | directed by Marissa Chibas
English

Finding Shelter shares the stories of several unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United States and how their stories were made in to a play. The documentary focuses on the experiences these young people had making their journey, their two year long involvement with the play, as well as how the lives of the creative team were changed. Shelter received national attention and was performed in Lincoln Park, several conferences and community centers, and the Kennedy Center. It is narrated by one of the girls who was interviewed for the play, and who is now going to college to be an engineer.

Photo by Ani Kazandijan

Marissa Chibas is a writer, performer, filmmaker and recipient of the TCG Fox Fellowship in Distinguished Achievement. Her solo show Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, has toured the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. Her silent film/performance piece, Clara’s Los Angeles, was presented at REDCAT’s NOW festival and the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Marissa is on the Theater School faculty at CalArts where she heads the initiative Duende Calarts. For Duende she conceived and Shelter, which premiered at Lincoln Park and was presented at the Kennedy Center, now a documentary titled Finding ShelterShelter was published by NoPassport Press and her solo play is included in the Routledge Press second edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color. She is currently collaborating with Octavio Solis on a multi disciplinary theater project titled Scene With Cranes.

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March 8

THE EXTREMISTS’ OPERA

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Friday 8 | 1:30pm | Segal Theatre

Japan | 2016 | 90 minutes | directed by Junko Emoto
Japanese with English Subtitles

Nao is a lesbian and she leads a theater company called “Moufu-kyou”. At the audition for the main role of her new play, Nao meets an actress, Haru . Nao falls in love with Haru at first sight and tries all sorts of “approaches” to win her heart. Based on a semi-autobiographical novel Kokan by Junko Emoto, a founder of a theater company Kegawa-zoku.

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JUNKO EMOTO, born in Chiba in 1978, began studying drama at university and founded the theater company Kegawa-zoku at the age of 21. Having performed in various plays, Junko Emoto became one of the important actress in the theater world. In 2012, Junko was invited from Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris and played Le fric et les femmes. Her feature debut film that she wrote and directed The Extremists’ Opera was released in 2016.

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March 8

LOS PRIMEROS DÍAS (FIRST DAY)

Photo by Juan Rayos

Friday 8 | 3:00pm | Segal Theatre

Spain | 2013 | 63 minutes | directed by Juan Rayos | written by La Tristura
Spainish with English Subtitles

Over a two-year period, the Spanish filmmaker Juan Rayos documented a series of dialogues, battles, rehearsals and travels, a process that starts with bubbling and ends up turning into Materia Prima, a theater piece by the company La Tristura which transforms the perception of four kids and takes them on a tour around Spain, Brazil and Poland. Los Primeros Días is a film about four faces, their fleeting beauty and about that moment in life in which thinking, talking and burning are all the same thing.

 

Photo by Marta San Vicente

Juan Rayos is a filmmaker and artist based in Madrid. He has made documentaries such as: I Don’t Recognize Myself (2019), a portrait of his uncle with schizophrenia, La sonrisa verdadera (True Smile, 2014), about the story of Sergio, an autistic and blind young boy, and Los primeros días (The First Days, 2013) with four kids and the theatre company La Tristura. He enjoyed the scholarship granted by the Spanish Academy in Rome, was selected in the Injuve Photography competition in 2001 and Injuve Art Show in 2004. His films have been shown worldwide at the Cinema d’Autor Film Festival 2014 in Barcelona, Document Art Film festival 2014 in Bucharest, Banff Mountain Film Festival 2013 in Canada, Maremostra Film Festival 2012 in Mallorca, at the Cineteca of Madrid and the Film Archive of Spain.

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March 8

AND THEY WENT AWAY LIKE THE WIND…

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Friday 8 | 4:00pm | Segal Theatre

Romania | 2010 | 70 minutes | directed by Radu Gabrea
Romanian with English Subtitles

Romania, WWII. Against all odds, a group of Jewish actors, composers, and musicians –expelled from the Romanian theatres by racial laws – creates an extraordinary theater called Barasheum. Operating between 1941 and 1944 and featuring legendary figures, such as Jenny Shmilovici, Agnia Bogoslava, the Gamberto sisters, N. Stroe and the dancing couple Benny & Rudy, the theather was a bastion of cultural resistance and hope in a time of great anti-semitic violence. Renowned Romanian filmmaker Radu Gabrea, who devoted many films to Yiddish culture and the history of the Romanian Jews, along with film historian and veteran Jerusalem Cinematheque staff-member, Costel Safirman, take us on a nostalgic and uplifting documentary journey.

 

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Radu Gabrea graduated from the Civil Engineering Institute in Bucharest (1960) and the “Ion Luca Caragiale” Theatre and Film Institute (1968) – Film Directing Department. His debut feature Too Small for Such a Big War (1969) was awarded at the Locarno Film Festival in 1970 and selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs of the Cannes International Film Festival the same year. His feature Beyond Sands was selected for the 1974 Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and censored by direct orders of Nicolae Ceausescu. In 1975, Gabrea moved to Germany and spent 20 years making a series of important films in German including A Man Like Eve, dedicated to Rainer Werner Fassbinder. After the 1989 revolution, he returned to Romania where he directed many films. In 2002 he was awarded the Order of Faithful Service – Knight Degree, of the Romanian Presidency. In February 2011 he was awarded the Knight`s Cross of the Order of Merit of The Federal Republic of Germany.

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March 11

DIE NIBELUNGEN

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Oklahoma

Monday 11 | 11:30am | Segal Theatre

US | 2016 | 155 minutes | directed by Nature Theater of Oklahoma
English

In 2014 Nature Theater of Oklahoma partnered with Matchbox Festival to make a
new project in the Rhine-Neckar region of Germany. Over the course of the next
year and a half directors Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska visited ten small local towns,
and wrote their own version of the Nibelungen saga (a story which originates in this
region) and cast it from an acting pool of its citizens and locals. In fall of 2015, they
set off with a movie camera and a core cast of 8 on bicycle to various locations
where they staged and shot a film over the course of 3 weeks, working with local
artists, clubs, church groups, choirs, fire departments, historical re-enactors, office
workers, dogs, and farm animals. Their script called for a dragon, a Viking ship, a
storm at sea, a treasure, a magic cloak which makes people disappear, a trained
German shepherd, a state funeral, a double wedding. They were not at all sure
what they would find. They were surprised every step of the way.

 

Photo by Ditz Fejer

Nature Theater of Oklahoma is an award-winning New York art and
performance enterprise under the direction of Pavol Liska and Kelly
Copper. With each new project, we attempt to set an impossible
challenge for ourselves, the audience, and our collaborators —
working from inside the codes and confines of established genres
and exploding them. No two projects are formally the same, but the
work is always full of humor, earnestness, rigor, and the audience
plays an essential role — whether as spectators or — just as often —
as participants in the work. Using readymade material, found space,
gifted properties, cosmic accident, extreme formal manipulation and
plain hard work — Nature Theater of Oklahoma makes art to affect
a shift in the perception of everyday reality that extends beyond the
site of performance and into the world in which we live.

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March 11

STATE-THEATRE #1 LAGOS #2 TEHRAN #5 BEIRUT

STATE-THEATRE #1 LAGOS #2 TEHRAN #5 BEIRUT

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March 11

SONG OF A SEER

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Monday 11 | 3:30pm | Segal Theatre

Canada/France/Haiti | 2018 | 72 minutes | directed by Aïda Maigre-Touchet
French & Haitian Creole with English Subtitles

According to Haitian poet, art critic and actor Dominique Batraville, his Port-au-Prince
bedroom-office-library, while a only a matchbox, contains entire worlds. There he sings,
recites poems and alludes to the struggles and triumphs of his life as a writer and actor.

Photo by TT

Aïda Maigre-Touchet holds a Masters degree in Film, having studied in
Paris and Montreal. Her first film, Kiyukta, earned a special jury prize and
was theatrically released. Her second documentary, the short film Elegy
For Port-Au-Prince received international recognition. Song of a Seer is her
debut feature documentary.

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March 11

DANN FON MON KÈR [FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART]

Photo by Raphaël O’Byrne

Monday 11 | 4:45pm | Segal Theatre

Réunion | 2018 | 48 minutes | directed by Sophie Louÿs
produced by We Film (Jonathan Rubin, François Magal)
Creole & French with English subtitles

In Reunion Island, green casuarinas are swept by trade winds. We skim the black sandy
earth until we reach the center and come upon a stage, a “ron,” where poets succeed
one another to deliver their “fonnkers” and perpetuate the Creole language. Their
bodies vibrate, their feet stomp the basaltic soil to invoke the secret tale. The poem
thus becomes the ritual for an identity quest. Tonight is kabar night “Ôté fonnkézer!
Rant dann ron, detak la lang, demay lo kèr!” (Oh Poet! Walk on stage, free your tongue,
untangle your heart!) The texts of these poems have urged us to resist for the past forty
years. Could their panting souls be whispering the possibility of resilience to our ears?

Photo by Corine Telier

Sophie Louÿs is an author and documentary director from Reunion
Island. The practice of giving birth and filmmaking has led her to
various corners of the world (Mali, Madagascar, Easter Island, sub
Antarctic islands). Her current work and research question the
consequences of history and colonization on each of us. Dann fon
mon kèr is her latest film.

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March 11

LES DISPARATES

Monday 11 | 5:45pm | Segal Theatre

France | 1999 | 23 minutes | directed by César Vayssié
Non-Verbal | 2019 digital restoration from 35mm negative film

In 1999, through the eye of César Vayssié’s camera, Les Disparates became not a
“video-dance”, a dance film or a musical comedy, but rather a short film, empirical and
intuitive. Cinema allows the integration of dance into reality, the use of its various forms
of expression as the peculiar codes of an ordinary story.
Based on Les Disparates, a performance by Dimitri Chamblas and Boris Charmatz.

Photo © César Vayssié

César Vayssié produces films and performances. His work
sidesteps any classification, between fiction and abstraction. In
1997 at Villa Medici in Rome he produced a full-length movie, Elvis
de Médicis. In 1999, he produced Les Disparates and has since then
regularly worked with Boris Charmatz (Bocal, Levée film). His film
UFE(UNFILMÉVÈNEMENT) received the Georges De Beauregard
National Award and the Audience Award at FID 27th International
Film Festival Marseille 2016. The work of César Vayssié has
been shown at MOMI and MoMA New York, Tate Modern London,
Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Pompidou Paris and many places
dedicated to visual art and cinema. His last film DON’T WORK has
just received the FIPRESCI PRIZE, the International Association of
Film Critics, at Viennale 18.

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March 11

THE CONGO TRIBUNAL

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Monday 11 | 6:15pm | Segal Theatre

Switzerland | 2017 | 100 minutes | directed by Milo Rau
Various Languages with English Subtitles

The war in Congo has caused more than six million deaths over the last twenty years.
The population is suffering, but the offenders stay with impunity. Many people see
this conflict as one of globalisation’s crucial econimic distribution battles because the
country has major deposits of many high-tech raw materials. Milo Rau succeeds in
gathering victims, perpetrators, observes and analysts of the conflict for a unique civil
tribunal in eastern Congo. The documentary film brings these spectacular court trials to
life on the big screen and creates an unvarnished portrait of the largest and bloodiest
economic wars in human history.

Photo by Thomas Mueller

Milo Rau is one of Switzerland’s most acclaimed theater directors.
In 2007, he founded the theatre and film production company
international institute of Political murder (IIPM). He is known for his
documentary films The Last Days of the Ceausescus (2010) and The
Moscow trials (2014). Rau works as a journalist, author and lecturer.
The Congo Tribunal is his third feature length documentary.

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