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Independent Women: WHITE MATERIAL
Thursday, May 17 @ 9:00 pm
Independent Women is a monthly screening series bringing you underrated, overlooked, “Why haven’t I seen this?!” films directed by women.
“Simultaneously poetic, dramatic and realistic, “White Material” is an altogether stunning work.” – Los Angeles Times
“A poignant, haunting study of well-intentioned but doomed folly, embodied by a heroine whose bravery renders her blind to the world that is crumbling around her.” – Miami Herald
As the owner of a coffee plantation in Africa, Maria (Isabelle Huppert) wants only to see her business through the harvest, no matter what’s happening around it. Instead of fleeing what seems to be a dangerous conflict, she puts her faith in a rebel leader called The Boxer (Isaach De Bankolé). But as civil wars rip through the continent, and the area becomes increasingly dangerous, Maria may be putting both herself and her family in danger by attempting to weather the storm.
Dir. Claire Denis. 2009. 106 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.