Filmfest DC - The Foreigner's Home

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Filmfest DC - The Foreigner's Home

Saturday, April 28 At Landmark's E Street Cinema

The Foreigner’s Home

Rian Browne, Geoff Pingree

Netherlands, 2018, 57 minutes

Toni Morrison has much to say about shipwreck Earth, and her words resonate throughout an exhibition she guest-curated at the Louvre in 2006. Morrison invited renowned artists to join her in a public conversation about “foreignness” that she had been pursuing for years. The black victims of Hurricane Katrina are equated to Arab and African refugees in the Mediterranean as a failure of society. The film keeps coming back to the iconic 1818 painting at the Louvre, The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault, which shows people of many races adrift, desperately hoping to be saved. Morrison brings in disparate sources from her own background (the working-class factory town of Lorain, Ohio, with “immigrants everywhere who shared everything”) to say that art is for healing. The words are straightforward, but the haunting music, animated scenes, and the logic of poetry reach unquestionable peaks of deep emotion.—Miguel Pendás

In English and French with English subtitles

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Filmfest DC - The Foreigner's Home
Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:00 PM
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Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004