Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The College's 13th annual Africana Film Series concludes with the 1966 film Black Girl (La Noire de), described by the New York Times as "one of those works of art that is at once powerfully of its moment and permanently contemporary.”
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is proud to host its 13th annual Africana Film Series. The theme of this year's series is “Social Critique in Films of Senegal."
This year's films will be shown on February 7, 14, and 21. All films are free and open to the public.
Come out to one (or all) nights of this year's Series and enjoy food, films, and discussions about the role of film in Africa and its diaspora.
Tonight's film is Black Girl or La Noire de (1966) by Ousmane Sembène.
The third and final film of this year's film series is the just-released Criterion edition of Ousmane Sembène’s Black Girl (La Noire de…). The New York Times recently wrote that “Black Girl, which turns 50 this year and has been restored, is one of those works of art that is at once powerfully of its moment and permanently contemporary.” This film earned Sembène the prestigious Prix Jean Vigo which in some ways brought the continent of Africa into the world of film production. Black Girl is the film and Sembène is the filmmaker who anchors this ongoing Africana film series.
For more information about the film series, please contact:
Assoc. Professor of Africana Studies, Kevin Hickey