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French Film Festival: Felicite

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7 p.m.

Location: Bazarsky Lecture Hall

Event Type: Public Event

Audience: Public

Cost: $10 for general, free for Salve students, faculty and staff with University ID
Phone: (401) 341-2197

Synopsis: Felicite is a nightclub singer in Kinshasa who lives with her teenage son Samo. When Samo severely injures himself in a motorcycle accident, Felicite must find a way to raise the money to pay for an operation or allow her son's leg to be amputated. The originality and power of French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis's fourth feature lies in the way it transcends this simple against-the-clock narrative to create a shifting, complex portrait of the struggles, joys and imagination of a modern-day heroine. Alive with the diverse sounds of various Kinshasa musicians, Felicite is a deep dive into the days and nights of a city by turns nightmarish and surprisingly radiant.

Festival passes to all films and events are $35. Tickets and festival passes are available online or at the door.