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ABOUT SOME MEANINGLESS EVENTS / DE QUELQUES ÉVÈNEMENTS SANS SIGNIFICATION

Saturday, October 2, 5:00pm

(1974, DCP, 76m, Morocco, Arabic and French with English subtitles) dir Mostafa Derkaoui. Hybrid documentary feature. First screened in Paris in 1975, the film was immediately banned, censored, and pulled from exhibition and export. In 2016, Filmoteca de Catalunya found a negative print in their archives and restored the film for circulation to audiences across the world. First screened in Paris in 1975, the film was immediately banned, censored, and pulled from exhibition and export. In 2016, Filmoteca de Catalunya found a negative print in their archives and restored the film for circulation to audiences across the world. 

Around the port, streets, and popular bars of the city, a group of filmmakers conduct discussions with people about their expectations of, and aspirations for, the emerging Moroccan national cinema. When a disgruntled worker kills his superior accidentally, their inquest shifts focus, and they begin to probe the context and motives of the killing. At the heart of De quelques événements sans signification (About Some Meaningless Events) is an interrogation of the role cinema––and art in general––play in society, documentary, and representations of “the real.” Funded by the sale of paintings by several contemporary painters, the film depicts the urgency of the project: a demand for  national cinema. And this film, an  independent and collective effort of politically motivated militant filmmakers, actors, musicians, poets, and journalists at a time of heightened oppression, expresses the spirit and the possibility of the emerging Moroccan film industry. 

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Showing at The Trylon Cinema

Saturday Oct. 2, 5:00pm
$10.00
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The Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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612-424-5468
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Showing at The Trylon Cinema

Saturday Oct. 2, 5:00pm
$10.00
80 available

Please fill in all required fields