New Women Auteurs of Contemporary World Cinema: Girl
Director: Adura Onashile Run Time: 87 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 2023
Starring: Ayesha Antoine, Danny Sapani, Déborah Lukumuena, Le'Shantey Bonsu, Liana Turner
Screenwriter: Adura Onashile
Producers: Rosie Crerar, Ciara Barry
Co-Presented by LACMA and Jacqueline Lyanga, Founder and Artistic Director of Global Cinematheque
This winter, join guest curator Jacqueline Lyanga, Global Cinematheque’s Founder and Artistic Director, for a spotlight on auteur women of contemporary world cinema. This free public screening series will showcase debuts and second features from women who both write and direct their films. These filmmakers all bring their own distinct point-of-view and visual and narrative style and evolve the representation of women in cinema. The series will feature the Mexican film Tótem by Lila Avilés, the Malaysian film Tiger Stripes by Amanda Nell Eu, the French film Le Ravissement (The Rapture) by Iris Kaltenbäck, and the British film Girl by British-Nigerian filmmaker Adura Onashile.
Eleven-year-old Ama and her mother, Grace, take solace in the gentle but isolated world they obsessively create as African immigrants living in Glasgow. But Ama’s thirst for life and her need to grow and develop, challenges the rules of their insular world and gradually forces Grace to reckon with a past she struggles to forget. This impressive feature directorial debut from British-Nigerian playwright Adura Onashile premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
Film Begins at 7:00pm
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