CinéSalon • November & December 2016 Poetic and Political:
The Cinema of Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche Tuesdays at 4 & 7:30pm
“[Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche] falls within the heritage of Renoir and Ford, showing patience in his approach, a taste for narrative flanerie, a grasp of human complexity, and an expansive vision of his surroundings.”
Serge Kaganski, Les Inrocks
Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche tells powerful stories of oppression, resistance, and rebellion. The Franco-Algerian filmmaker’s trans-national perspective enriches his cinema profoundly. A truly independent filmmaker, Ameur-Zaïmeche writes, directs, produces, and stars in all his films. This low-budget, guerrilla style of production allows him to depict realities often misrepresented or ignored in mainstream film. The result is a deceptively simple cinema that descends from the likes of Pier Paolo Passolini and Jean Renoir, equal parts poetic and political. This November & December, see a full retrospective of his extraordinary work at CinéSalon.
In the spirit of the French ciné-clubs and literary salons, CinéSalon pairs an engaging French film with a social post-screening wine & beer reception. Every 7:30pm screening will be introduced by a high-profile personality in the arts.
Films in French with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.
FIAF Members: Free day-of / $3 advance
Students with ID: $7
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022
Fall Season Sponsors: American Society of the French Legion of Honor,Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Engie, FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), Florence Gould Foundation, Hermés Foundation within the framework of the New Settings program, Howard Gilman Foundation, Institut français, JCDecaux, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Office de Tourisme de Boulogne-Billancourt, and Pommery.