THE PASSION OF REMEMBRANCE//Chéries-Chéris 2020


15 Nov 2020 21:45
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BEFORE WEEKEND - BLACK RENAISSANCE

THE PASSION OF REMEMBRANCE

UK. 1986. 80 '. Fiction. VOSTF.
Director and screenplay: Maureen Blackwood, Isaac Julien.
With: Anni Domingo, Joseph Charles, Antonia Thomas.

Maggie Baptiste is a young British West Indian like the others: she watches television with her family, accompanies her friends to the swimming pool, goes out to clubs. However, the constant reminder of the history that she and her loved ones share, that of the British black community, gives her daily life a special dimension. One evening, she ventures into an abandoned building. A VCR and a television are stored there. She inserts the video cassette and starts the tape.

Founded in 1983, the Sanfoka Film and Video Collective brings together young black filmmakers determined to take the camera in the first person. The Passion of Remembrance, their first feature film, constitutes a manifest work reflecting the richness of post-colonial questions in the social and political turbulence of Great Britain in the 1980s. Juxtaposing images of political mobilizations, scenes of fictions and Allegorical dialogues, the film offers a striking and poetic synthesis of issues of gender, race and sexuality as formulated at the same time by sociologists such as Stuart Hall and Paul Gilroy. This trend was subsequently confirmed in the work of Isaac Julien, when he became one of the essential filmmakers of the New Queer Cinema.

Sunday Nov. 15 10:00 p.m. ›› MK2 Beaubourg