Touki Bouki @ 5th Avenue Cinema | Free Popcorn, 1973 Senegalese Drama Film, Semi-Documentary Style, Free Admission for Portland State University Students

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February 15-17, 2019
Admission is FREE for PSU students & faculty w/ID.
$4 for all other students & seniors.
$5 General Admission
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5th Avenue Cinema
510 SW Hall St., Portland, OR
(503) 725–3551

Touki Bouki (DCP)
Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty (1973); Senegal, 95m
Starring: Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang
French with English subtitles

FRIDAY, February 15th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SATURDAY, February 16th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, February 17th AT 3:00PM

The haze of a newly independent nation is rarely expressed as Djibril Diop Mambéty does in his first feature. Everything in Touki Bouki is avant garde in this way, hybridizing elements of the emerging African cinema of its day — its semi-documentary style, visual metaphors, and its long shots of industrialization — with postmodern tricks of the French New Wave.

Its meandering, free-associating take on the lovers-on-the-run, road movie archetype is no imitation, but instead transformative in its narrative form, organized around a collective feeling and its fluidity of perspective — creating its own universe of wiggly zooms, Francophone songs and trippy time-hopping montages. The resistance Mory and Anta face is the slowly suffocating psychological prison of having been a colonized nation. Their dreams of escaping post-colonial malaise are met with disillusions of Senegal and feelings of being outsiders in their own country.

About 5th Avenue Cinema
Oregon’s only student run cinema has been operating non-profit since 1989. Our goals are to provide further education for PSU students interested in film, as well as a fun place for people to see something they wouldn’t ordinarily get to see on the big screen. The general public is always invited to attend and there is FREE POPCORN at every show. Our feature films are presented on 35mm film, with the occasional screening on our rare Norelco 16mm projector.

Free Admission for Portland State Students

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