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Louisville Jewish Film Festival: La Haine Live Film
February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Our featured film commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Louisville Jewish Film Festival, originally presented in 1999. Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with La Haine, a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income districts on Paris’s outskirts. Aimlessly passing their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui)—a Jew, an African, and an Arab—give human faces to France’s immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point. A work of tough beauty, La Haine is a landmark of contemporary French cinema and a gripping reflection of its country’s ongoing identity crisis. Winner of Best Film at Lumiere Awards, 1995; Winner of Best Foreign Film at Film Critics Circle of Australia, 1997; Winner of Young European Film of the Year at European Film Awards, 1995
La Haine Live Film and Special Event
Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Live Special Event: Film professional and scholar Nathan Viner will join us to introduce the film La Haine. Reflecting on the film’s impact and storytelling twenty-five years after its creation, Nathan’s remarks will inspire thought-provoking insights into this powerful film, one of the four that screened in our first film festival in 1999.
Thursday February 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Baxter Theatre.
Sponsored by Rosa Gladstein Fund