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Med Hondo & West African Cinema

Feb 22
Film/Video Theater
Hailing from Mauritania on the west coast of Africa, filmmaker Med Hondo is known for an uncompromising, provocative body of work that fiercely critiques the legacy of European colonialism while demanding further consideration of his continent’s cinema.

Soleil Ô

Feb 22
Film/Video Theater
Hondo’s first feature film, Soleil Ô is a searing commentary on the treatment of immigrants and France’s colonialist legacy.

Saving Orphan Films: The Amateurs and Others

Feb 23
Film/Video Theater
What happens to films of cultural significance that have no corporate owner? The Orphan Film Symposium is a biennial gathering of archivists, scholars, filmmakers, and curators dedicated to exploring works with little commercial value and at the greatest risk of not being preserved.

Restoration at the Criterion Collection featuring Dead Man

Feb 23
Film/Video Theater
Get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at two of The Criterion Collection’s recent restorations—Dead Man and Tom Jones (which screens Sunday)—from the company’s own Lee Kline, Cara Shatzman, and Russell Smith.

The Revolt of Mamie Stover

Feb 24
Film/Video Theater
Run out of San Francisco, Stover hopes to start a new life in Honolulu. Things are looking up when she meets a nice guy on the way, becomes the main attraction at the local dance hall cantina, and makes a fortune in real estate when World War II breaks out.

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