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Chiaroscuro Presents: Girlhood

Chiaroscuro Film Series: Girlhood
Jan 27, 2019

01/27 | 2:00 PM
Cost: Free

Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the "boys' law" in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.

Directed By: Céline Sciamma
Genre: Drama
Run Time: 113 Minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
Origin: France
Distributor: Strand Releasing

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 27th in the UICA theater.

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.


Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or megan@uica.org at least 72 hours in advance.

Earlier Event: January 23
Local Director Series: Off Book
Later Event: February 10
Chiaroscuro Presents: The Cakemaker