Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway, map
Admission: No Admission Charge.
This low-key crime story is a sympathetic tale of dashed dreams and personal sacrifice depicted against the beautiful imagery of Chad’s sub-Saharan landscape. Despite a paralyzed leg, impoverished photographer Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer. He performs his flamboyant dance moves at local clubs in return for donations. When his step-father becomes ill he risks his future to pay off the hospital bills. He befriends Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute, and they decide to leave their old life behind to start a new one together. But their bad decisions catch up with them and they have to run for their lives. Winner of a Vulcan Award for Technical Achievement at the Cannes Film Festival, Gary Kramer of “Philadelphia Metro,” says “Grigris” is engrossing . . . pure poetry in motion!” [2013, France/Chad, Runtime: 101 min, Not Rated, French & Arabic with English subtitles]
Watch the trailer.