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La Haine

December 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Screening in the CCA Cinema

(France, 1995) | Dec. 14, 2023 | Selected by David N. Meyer

24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.

“Winner of the Palm d’Or and Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival and of the César – France’s Oscars – for Best Picture, this is where the revolution begins. Teenage best friends – one African, one Arab, one Jew – live bored, desperate lives in the banlieue, the high-rise ghetto encircling Paris. During an anti-police riot, one of the friends steals a cop’s gun – death incarnate. LA HAINE follows the trio’s dire and hilarious adventures around Paris – a city on a knife-edge as police battle the banlieue kids. Director Kassovitz’s groundbreaking, thrilling B/W camera movement, street dialogue and gritty realism is a lightning bolt, a youthquake, a cry of rage.”

–David N. Meyer

Director/writer: Mathieu Kassovitz
Features: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Said Taghmaoui
Run time: 1 hr. 38 min.
Film: Crime, Drama
Language: French [English subtitles]

Closer Looks is an in-depth cinema series curated by the award-winning filmmaker and editor Paul Barnes, film critic and writer David N. Meyer, and founder/programmer of local microcinema No Name Cinema, Justin Clifford Rhody. The series showcases a broad range of eras, regions, and subjects, all unified by their integral contribution to the history of cinema as an art form. Each film screening is followed by an in-depth overview and audience conversation by the presenters to contextualize and explore the importance of the evening’s film.


Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders

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