On October 8, the Maine Film Center takes part in the statewide initiative Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks, and Pathways. Railroad Square Cinema will host Portland artist Titi de Baccarat’s work as their Art in the Lobby show for the month of October. An opening for his show “With the heart and the reason” begins at 6pm. At 7:15pm, Railroad Square will screen the powerful BLACK GIRL (1966), followed by a discussion with Mouhamedoul Niang, Associate Professor of French at Colby College. Screened as part of The Seventh Art Stand.
Tickets go on sale October 1 at 10am. Available at Railroad Square.
Ousmane Sembene, one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived and the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century, transforms a deceptively simple plot with BLACK GIRL – about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white couple and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a figurative and literal prison. The film offers a complex, layered critique on the lingering colonialist mindset of a supposedly postcolonial world. Featuring a moving central performance by Mbissine Therese Diop, BLACK GIRL is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement – and one of the essential films of the 1960s. Unrated. 59 Minutes. Sponsored by Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities.