2014. France/Mauritania. Dir: Abderrahmane Sissako. With Ibrahim Ahmed. 97 min.
In a world where soccer, music, laughter, and cigarettes have been banned, the eponymous Malian city stands before a Jihadist regime that seeks to tear a cattle herder and his family away from their peaceful lives in the striking sub-Saharan desert. As chaos looms, this Oscar-nominated feature paints a picture of a land whose dignity is abruptly snatched away.
Presented as part of The Tournées Festival. Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, and the Franco-American Cultural Fund.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5