Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Wed, Sep 21, 2016
7:30pm

GRIT AND WHIMSY: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA 2016
In Person Guests!
BLACK
Co-presented by the Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles, in cooperation with Flanders Image and Wallonie Bruxelles Images.
Discussion after the feature with directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, followed by a Belgian beer reception.
BLACK
2015, 95 min, Belgium, Dir: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

This gripping (and violent) look at Brussels’ street gangs centers on a teen girl, Mavela (Martha Canga Antonio), who meets a boy (Aboubakr Bensaihi) from a rival Moroccan crew at a police station; as an attraction grows between the two, so do the dangers of this forbidden love. A Discovery Award winner at the Toronto International Film Festival. “The first of its kind in Belgian cinema, this easily exportable, minority-driven drama has the potential to launch the careers of its young directors and cast, driving its star-crossed ‘West Side Story’ formula into the 21st century.” - Peter Debruge, Variety. In Arabic, Lingala, French and Dutch with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Wed, Sep 21, 2016 • 7:30pm

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