As part of the MLLI French Film Series, the department presents Rue Cases-Nègres (Black Shack Alley). The introduction and post film discussion will be lead by Dr. Judith Schneider, an associate professor of French at UMBC. The 1983 classic by Martinican director Euzhan Palcy tells the story of a young black orphan growing up with his grandmother in 1930s Martinique.
The film has received several awards: Winner: Best First Film – Euzhan Palcy – 1983 French Academy of Cinema, Best Actress –Darling Legitimus 1983 Venice International Film Festival, Silver Lion for Best First Film – Euzhan Palcy – 1983 Venice International Film Festival.
“One of the most dazzlingly beautiful, exquisitely lyrical and profoundly moving films of
all time . . . Rue Cases-Nègres (Black Shack Alley)” (L. Johns, TheRoot.com)
Open Year Round: