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We Come As Friends
September 16, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Both screens SOLD OUT.
Screening Wed. Sept. 16.
Award winning documentary filmmaker Hupert Sauper spent 2 years building a tiny ultralight plane he flew across Africa to get to off-limits military controlled areas in Sudan where he astounds and befuddles authorities. He creates a powerful, poetic film that is audacious on so many fronts that Sundance created a World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize for Cinematic Bravery just for him.
Rated 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Los Angeles Times Critics Pick.
New York Times Critics Pick.
“Filmmaker Hubert Sauper uses the 2011 referendum that split Christian South Sudan off from Muslim Sudan as the starting point for a wide-ranging but very specific film that illuminates big issues such as globalization, colonialism and imperialism by going deeply into small, almost surreal moments.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“A fascination with serendipity, irony, and absurdity like that in Werner Herzog’s documentaries propels “Friends” into unexpected territory.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe
“A surreal, moving, infuriating and persuasive argument that in South Sudan, there’s nothing post about colonialism.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Length: 1 hr. 45 min.