Chiaroscuro Film Series: Girlhood
Jan 27, 2019
01/27 | 2:00 PM
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
Run Time: 113 Minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
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.