Cinema

KINO SLANG PRESENTS THE SOUTHERNER & THE YOUNG ONE

Saturday, October 28 at 8 PM

Doors 7:30; $5 suggested donation.

“Kino Slang” is a regular series of cinema screenings programmed by Andy Rector at EPFC. It continues the cinematographic and historical excavations, proceedings by montage and association, silent alarms and naked dawns of the eleven-year-old blog, Kino Slang.

THE SOUTHERNER (Jean Renoir, 1945) 16mm print!                                                            “The Southerner is an attempt to tell the story of a year in the life of a family of cotton tenant farmers. Though its people are exceedingly poor, this is not a political or social ‘exposure’ of the tenant system, nor does it pay any attention to class or racial friction. It tries simply to be a poetic, realistic chronicle of a farm year’s hope, work, need, anxiety, pride, love, disaster, and reward–a chronicle chiefly of soil, seasons, and weather, the only other dramatic conflict being furnished by a pathologically unkind neighbor. About sixty per cent of the film was made on location–in California not Texas; most of the time the rest is so well done that you can’t tell the difference. Physically, exclusive of the players, it is one of the most sensitive and beautiful American-made pictures I have seen.” -James Agee

THE YOUNG ONE (Luis Buñuel, 1960)                                                                                     One of the two American films directed by the great Buñuel (and one of his favorites), this seething tale of flesh racism, and survival amid the wilds of an untamed South Carolina island was hailed as “one of the most pungent and authentic films about the American south ever made” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader). Tensions simmer between a black jazz musician on the run from a lynch mob and a white supremacist game warden who lusts after the island’s only other inhabitant: a 13-year-old girl.

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