White Light Cinema Presents:
Oliver Laxe’s YOU ARE ALL CAPTAINS
Sunday, February 12 – 7:00pm
At Cinema Borealis (1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 4th Floor)
Chicago Screening on a National Tour!
Cannes prize winner!
You Are All Captains (Todos
vós sodes capitáns) (2010, 35mm, 79 mins., Spain/Morocco)
Directed by Oliver Laxe
Compared with the films of Abbas Kiarostami and Francois Truffaut, Spanish-French director Oliver Laxe's YOU ARE ALL CAPTAINS follows a self-described “neo-colonialist” filmmaker, playfully portrayed by Laxe, who goes to Tangier ostensibly to hold a series of workshops for disadvantaged street children. It quickly becomes clear, however, that Laxe's intentions are far to turn these children into pawns in his own feature. The film asks direct questions about cinema's role in cultural exchange by deftly blurring the line between fiction and documentary, You Are All Captains unveils though its magnificent black-and-white images full of daily life, the problems of filmmaking in a global economic reality. A mysterious, whimsical and unique creation that won the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes."Remarkable...one of the rare movies in which action is imbued with thought, and in which the very process of thought seems to come to life. The movie’s scale is small, its subjects are intimate, its artistic reach is immense." (Richard Brody, New Yorker)
"[A] brilliantly constructed deconstruction of "truth" versus "fiction." (Village Voice)
"Poignant and dryly, philosophically ironic." (New Yorker)
Admission: $8-10 sliding scale