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Special Events: Fall 2018
Jamila

October 13 at 2:00
East Building Auditorium

A classic of Kyrgyz literature, Chyngyz Aitmatov’s novella Jamila was published in the Soviet Union in 1958 and widely read. When Aminatou Echard filmed her 2018 adaptation — the story of a woman choosing to run off with her lover while her husband is at war —  she discovered that feelings about this legendary heroine are still passionate. “The testimonies that came out painted the portrait of a patriarchal society that has resurfaced since the end of the Soviet era. . . . The sensuality of Super 8 film, with its grain accentuated . . . and the absence of synched sound, heightens the lucidity of what the women have to say” — Charlotte Garson. (Aminatou Echard, 2018, subtitles, 84 minutes) Shown in association with the citywide festival Films Across Borders: Stories of Women

courtesy Icarus Films

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The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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