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BEFORE THE DYING OF THE LIGHT

Sunday, October 3, 12:00pm

(2020, DCP, 70m, Morocco/France, Arabic with English subtitles) dir Ali Essafi. Documentary feature. This glittering collage of posters, magazine covers, archival footage, jazz music, and cartoons takes you back to the art scene of 1970s Morocco, viewed from the perspective of the artists and actors themselves. Many of them were to end up in prison or disappear without a trace. The story revolves around a Moroccan independent film from 1974, About Some Meaningless Events by Mostafa Derkaoui, where a group of  young filmmakers explore the role the new Moroccan cinema should  play in society. The film’s impulse as well as the counterculture movement in Morocco arose from Marxist student groups, which saw cinema as an “instrument for sensitization” and for self-discovery. After just one single public screening, however, About Some Meaningless Events was censored by the government. But the negatives of this long lost film were rediscovered in Spain and have recently been restored, and are screening as part of the TCAFF. Dedicated to the victims of censorship and oppression, Before the Dying of the Light employs riotously edited fragments and evokes a time of  excitement about the future, before it was extinguished by the repressive  years under King Hassan II. Now that flame is briefly rekindled as these  images are shown once again.

12:00pm noon $10


Showing at The Trylon Cinema

Sunday Oct. 3, 12:00pm
$10.00
78 available

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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

Sunday Oct. 3, 12:00pm
$10.00
78 available

Please fill in all required fields