With French writer, activist, and researcher Peggy Pierrot
Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m.
$7 Members / $10 Non-Members / Includes a glass of French wine
54 W. Chicago Avenue
A cornerstone of the French New Wave, the first feature from Alain Resnais is often said to be one of the most influential films of all time.
The storyline is simple enough : a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima. With an innovative flashback structure and an Academy Award–nominated screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima mon amour is a moody masterwork that delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish. — Criterion
Join us when Méthode Room artist Peggy Pierrot explains why, sometimes, a movie is more than a movie —and how seeing Hiroshima mon Amour for the first time forced her to question her own family narrative of WW2 and has informed her work since on what happens when memories are transmitted.
The most beautiful film I’ve ever seen - Claude Chabrol
Please note : Wine service at 6:00 p.m., program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Peggy Pierrot is a writer, researcher and activist who believes journalism, publishing, writing, and radio are necessary tools in making the voices of society’s silenced groups and individuals audible. In her research and re-reading of dominant history’s discourse, Pierrot is committed to using her field to work directly with communities.
Born into the 1970s generation that saw the birth of social miscegenation, cultural cross-fertilization, and integration in metropolitan France, Pierrot draws from her personal experiences from this angle to reinterpret French (and more broadly European), American, and African diaspora history and questions of nationalist discourses in the globalized world we live in today
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