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Film: Restless City

Restless City
followed by excerpts from Mother of George

November 23 at 2:30
East Building Large Auditorium

Andrew Dosunmu in person

Senegalese musician Djibril (Sy Alassane), recently arrived in America, negotiates his way around Harlem taking odd jobs and gigs. When he rescues Trini (Sky Grey) from the clutches of gangster Bekay (Tony Okungbowa), the young woman falls for him. “On a formal level, Restless City is an expressive and deeply felt collection of sequences structured around the theme of the isolation of a population of immigrants in New York City. Dosunmu has an eye for compositions that evoke the simultaneous splendor and loneliness of life in a bustling community. A scene of young, mostly Senegalese immigrants dancing in a crowded New York club is conveyed in an exquisitely succinct collection of shots that revel in the intoxication of fleeting release” — Chuck Bowen. (Andrew Dosunmu, 2011, HDCam, 80 minutes) Special thanks to Adrian Loving.

Mother of George is Dosunmu’s new feature on the immigrant community. He will discuss this work and show excerpts. The film is now in theaters.

Event begins at 2:30PM

Categories: Film, Discussion, Arts

Event Venue

National Gallery of Art

4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565
  • Saturday, November 23, 2013

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