HYENAS

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First show: May 22

Co-presented by San Francisco Black Film Festival and MoAD.

One of the treasures of African cinema, Senegalese master Mambéty’s long-delayed follow-up to his canonical Touki Bouki is a hallucinatory comic adaptation of Swiss avant-garde writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s play The Visit, which in Mambéty’s version has a now-rich woman returning to her poor desert hometown to propose a deal to the populace: Her fortune, in exchange for the death of the man who years earlier abandoned her and left her with his child. Per its title, a film of sinister, mocking laughter, and a biting satire of a contemporary Senegal whose once-lofty post-colonial dreams have been eroded by western materialism.

New 2K Restoration. Restored in 2018 by Thelma Film AG with the support of Cinémathèque suisse, at Eclair Cinema, from the original negative.

Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty. Cast: Mansour Diouf, Ami Diakhate, Mahouredia Gueye, Baye Peulh, Issa Ramagelissa Samb, Kaoru Egushi. 1992. 110 mins. DCP.


NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.

FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS

 

HYENAS: Upcoming Showtimes
May 264:10 PMLittle Roxie