Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6pm
$15 | CCA Cinema
David N. Meyer presents the second installment in the Closer Looks series, Aferim!, a powerful Romanian film from 2015.
– David N. Meyer
“A contemporary Western that evokes the best of traditional Westerns while heading off into new territory. An older, hard-bitten Sheriff and his naïve deputy son mount up to pursue a desperate fugitive across the wide-open plains and rugged high mountains of… 1830’s Romania! Director Jude’s calls this an ‘Eastern,’ and, in exquisite B/W cinematography, addresses Romania’s feudal history and slave-owning past. The desperate fugitive is a Roma enslaved man who will do anything to avoid capture. An unexpected, touching, bittersweet Western that transports you into its era and will stay with you long after you leave the theatre. Among the most beautiful films of the last decade and named to numerous 2015 Best Films lists.”
The program is followed by an in-depth discussion and open conversation on the film’s importance among the series curators and audience. To learn more about Closer Looks and this new initiative to bring cinemaphiles both seasoned and new into a social setting that is both fun and informative, click here.
Professor Appointee in Cinema Studies at The New School in New York City for 15 years, screenwriter David N. Meyer‘s books include The 100 Best Films to Rent You’ve Never Heard Of; A Girl and a Gun: The Complete Guide to Film Noir; The Bee Gees: The Biography and Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, which the LA Times and Rolling Stone named one of the Best Books of the Year.