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Almayer’s Folly
October 11, 2012 - October 14, 2012
Screening Room


Almayer's Folly
By Chantal Akerman
Thu, Oct 11 & Sat, Oct 13  •  7:30pm
Sun, Oct 14  •   1pm (please note special start time)
Screening Room
Admission per screening: $10 Regular/ $8 YBCA members students, seniors, teachers

Somewhere in Southeast Asia, in a little lost village on a turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter. A story of passion, loss and madness, freely adapted from the novel by Joseph Conrad.

"Through languor, halted movement, drunken paralysis, and the sheer physical effort of wading through the dense jungle foliage or negotiating the steep banks of the river, the characters in Almayer's Folly are stranded in a sort of colonist's nightmare projection of 'the dangerous Orient,' the Dutch East India Company as Samuel Beckett bug-box. Akerman shows the stresses within the family unit as always having been those present among unequal political powers, and gradually allows those power relations to inscribe themselves across raced and gendered bodies. Almayer's Folly… is without a doubt one of the best films of 2011." – Michael Sicinski, Cargo (2011, 127 min, 35mm)

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  • Chantal Akerman: Almayer's Folly
    Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm
    Oct 13, 2012 6:30pm
    Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm
    Screening Room

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