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Girlhood
January 2019

It’s the feminist answer to Boyhood, yet it manages to dig deeper… Girlhood is one of the most exceptional films you’ll see this year. Truly a must-see. Highly recommended!

- Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk

Girlhood
January 2019

A magnetic central performance from stunning newcomer Karidja Touré.

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Girlhood
January 2019

Energetic...hugely uplifting...approaches the sublime. ‘A-’

- Jessica Kiang, Indiewire

Girlhood
January 2019

Energetic...hugely uplifting...approaches the sublime. ‘A-’

- Jessica Kiang, Indiewire

Girlhood
January 2019

Energetic...hugely uplifting...approaches the sublime. ‘A-’

- Jessica Kiang, Indiewire

Girlhood
January 2019

Energetic...hugely uplifting...approaches the sublime. ‘A-’

- Jessica Kiang, Indiewire

Girlhood

Girlhood

Date: January 27, 2019

Location: UICA


Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the "boys law" in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls.  She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection.  Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. 

 

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 13th in the UICA theater.

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.

 

Panel Discussion for Girlhood:

Moderator: TBA

Panelist(s): TBA

More about Chiaroscuro's 13th Season:

2019 Series Theme: Fate

Using a variety of narrative, cinematic and thematic devices, each film in the 2019 series explores the idea of fate-destiny, chance, luck, karma, providence, serendipity, what's your idea of fate? 


Reviews

It’s the feminist answer to Boyhood, yet it manages to dig deeper… Girlhood is one of the most exceptional films you’ll see this year. Truly a must-see. Highly recommended!

- Jeff Nelson, DVD Talk

A magnetic central performance from stunning newcomer Karidja Touré.

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Energetic...hugely uplifting...approaches the sublime. ‘A-’

- Jessica Kiang, Indiewire

Girlhood Official Trailer

Chiaroscuro thanks our sponsors and community partners:

 
Calvin College 
 
 
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steelcase
 
Swift Printing
 
UICA