MOI, UN NOIR
Monday, January 22
Directed by Jean Rouch
(1958) A day in the life of young emigrés in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, “Edward G. Robinson,” “Eddie Constantine,” and “Tarzan” – yes, they’re movie buffs. Shot in color by Rouch himself with commentary by Oumarou Ganda (Robinson), later a director himself. Despite censorship problems, winner of the Prix Louis Delluc. DCP. Approx. 73 min.
Presented with support from The George Fasel Memorial Fund for Classic French Cinema.
“Up to now two films of value have been made on Africa: Come Back Africa and Moi, un Noir.”
– Ousmane Sembene
“The most daring of films and the humblest.”
– Jean-Luc Godard