Pépé le Moko – Film Screening

Pepe le Moko was selected by Algiers-based artist Amina Menia. It directly inspired her installation Sketches of Algiers 1, curated by Yasmina Reggad for aria and exhibited at 1:54 Contemporary African Art fair last year. Menia is fascinated by the film, as the birthplace of a new genre, film noir, which made an indelible mark on the history of world cinema and which takes places in the Casbah of Algiers, almost. The film was in fact mainly shot in studios in France and Menia exposes the cinematic codes used by filmmaker Julien Duvivier in order to point out the conventions developed by colonial cinema.

Duration 29 May 2014 - 29 May 2014
Times 7.30 pm
Cost TICKETS £5,
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