The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series will feature a collection of six films throughout the academic year related to “The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization.” The global films in the series, from France, Africa, Canada, Argentina and the United States, feature a variety of filming styles, including documentary, ethnographic, and outsider films alongside studio productions. The film selections examine colonialism, racism and post-colonial identity, as well as decolonization of the film industry itself.
All films will be shown in the Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall at 6PM on the following Mondays. Spring films and dates announced soon:
- October 21 – Zama (2017), dir. Lucrecia Martel, 115 minute runtime
- November 4 – Carol (2015), dir. Todd Haynes, 118 minute runtime
- November 18 – Before Tomorrow (2008), dir. Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu, 93 minute runtime
Roger Ebert’s review of Carol:
“In “Carol,” Haynes turns his eye on the “invisible” lesbian sub-culture of the 1950s closet. A lush emotional melodrama along the lines of the films of Douglas Sirk, Haynes’ patron saint, “Carol” is often about its surfaces, their beauty contrasting with the scary duality of people, relationships. The surfaces in “Carol” are so seductive that one understands the ache to belong in that world.”