… I’m going to remind you of what’s going on, moviewise, at the currently-ongoing series at Film Forum and Anthology and BAM
- Film Forum’s Ousmane SembÃ¨ne tribute continues with Black Girl, the first significant film made by an African director. It’s about a Senegalese girl who travels to Paris to work as a nanny, and ends up lost in translation; SembÃ¨ne’s intimate interrogation of colonialism and assimilation has drawn stylistic comparisons to the exhilarated naturalism of the Nouvelle Vague — a rather more instance of the French shadow looming over Africa, one supposes.
- Tonight, Anthology’s Jerzy Skolimowksi retro begins a weeklong revival of the Polish director’s second English-language feature, Deep End, in which a 15-year-old bathhouse attendant develops an obsession with a fellow employee, played by Jane Asher, the ex future Mrs. Paul McCartney.
- And BAM’s Max Ophuls series begins a double-time waltz through the auteur’s career; today’s offering, La Signora di tutti, is an Italian melodrama concerning an actress’s rise to fame, and an early crystallization of the Ophuls style and substance.
I guess if I have bullet points I have to have something below them, right?