Screening of Kirikou and the Sorceress - FREE!

La Collectionneuse presents:

Screening of Kirikou and the Sorceress - FREE!

Presented by La Collectionneuse

Sun · December 23, 2018

2:00 pm

$0.00

Kirikou and the Sorceress
Kirikou and the Sorceress
A marvel for eye and ear, this superior animated feature (1998) by Michel Ocelot adapts a West African folktale about a fearless, inquisitive boy who breaks a beautiful sorceress's spell over his village.

In Ocelot's hands the tale stresses the virtues of patience, determination, and independent thinking, though it's subtly propelled by themes that range from the tribal to the universal.

The animation is not only riveting but highly attuned to African culture, drawing inspiration from such disparate sources as Gustave Moreau, Henri Rousseau, ancient Egyptian art, and African sculpture, all of them enhanced by vivid colors. Also faithful to the African origins is the sound track: the French dialogue is spoken by African actors, and the vibrant music by Dakar-based Youssou N'Dour is performed on indigenous instruments.

Though created by a Frenchman (albeit one who grew up in Guinea) this highly entertaining and thought-provoking film is far more appreciative of its origins than The Lion King. In French with subtitles.
- Ted Shen, Chicago Reader
Presented by La Collectionneuse
Presented by La Collectionneuse
La Collectionneuse — she who collects — is the hostess of a cinematic salon for lovers of French and international film and culture. Every month, La Collectionneuse reaches deep into her stash of cinéma— from rare shorts and scopitones to feature film discoveries, from challenging experimentation to lovable classics— followed, as always, by drinks and conversations.

In the past, La Collectionneuse has hosted a cycle of films by Jacques Rivette at the Bob Baker theater, an outdoor screening of Truffaut’s Jules et Jim at Barnsdall Art Park, with wines from Silverlake Wine and live music by Tortoise, Le Magnifique intro-ed by none other than Jacqueline Bisset, a showcase of Rohmer’s 6 Moral Tales, and a month-long curated retrospective of Olivier Assayas, with Assayas in house for Q&As and presentations. Her screenings are usually followed by public conversations with artists— Assayas, Bisset, Jackie Raynal, Kim Gordon, Bruno Dumont, and Roxane Mesquida— as well as music and art, such as accordionist Andy Favre or Dosshaus’ unforgettable installation for Innocence.
For when La Collectionneuse collects, she gathers together not only her favorite films, but her favorite people.
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/