Thursday May 18th @ 7:30pm|
Atlantics presented by Team Wildwood
Directed by Mati Diop (2019) - tickets only $7.50; screening at 7:30pm at Prytania Theaters at Canal Place
Time & Location
Thursday May 18th @ 7:30pm
New Orleans, 333 Canal St 3rd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
About the Event
On the surface, Atlantique tells a familiar story of lovers kept apart by circumstances beyond their control, but Mati Diop's astonishing debut quickly reveals cascading depths of feelings, meanings, gorgeous visuals, and hypnotic sounds. Its dimensions of strangeness foretell the return of a repressed Senegalese people living in the shadow of a huge, futurist luxury tower. The film evolves into a docu-supernatural mystery that evokes themes of the refugee crisis, the exploitaion of the poor, and the fetishization of virginity, purity, and marriage.