Swagger

Swagger

Our World, Our Lives: A Documentary Series


Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m.
$7 Members / $10 Non-Members / Includes a glass of French wine
54 W. Chicago Avenue

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With Robert Katz, film producer • In French with English subtitles

 

Swagger by Olivier Babinet (2016, 84 min.)

Shot in bold colors, with breathtaking aerial photography and a score by Jean-Benoît Dunckel, from the French electronic duo Air, Swagger illustrate the dreams of eleven middle school students, mostly first generation French citizens, from the Parisian projects in la banlieue. Speaking directly to the camera as if it were a long-trusted confidante, these extraordinary young people talk about love, being French, life in the projects, and their visions of the future.

 

 Our World, Our Lives: A Documentary Series

At a time when alternative facts are all the rage, we return to cinéma-vérité and the documentary form at large to examine the world we live in and the people we live with.

Revisit works by seasoned French directors, such as New Wave's Agnès Varda, and discover some of the best of a booming new generation of filmmakers consistently singled out for praise by the international press.

Don't miss out on young Chicago filmmakers with a selection of short documentaries curated by the Chicago International Film Festival and presented prior to each feature. Join our guest speakers as they shed light on facts often stranger than fiction and become a critic during our post-screening discussions

Are you ready? Because anything can happen when you walk out, camera in hand, to meet reality…

Films from Young French Cinema series offered by UniFrance Films, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Institut Français.