Center for the Arts Eagle Rock presents
Black Cat, White Cat Film Screening
THIS FILM SCREENING IS RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY OCTOBER 25, 2012. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
This month, we will be showing the Yugoslavian comedy, Black Cat, White Cat (Crna mačka, beli mačor). Its unusual for many reasons, and a beautiful capture of Roma culture. Even though it’s a narrative film and not a documentary, by using non-actors and actual Roma settings, Emir Kusturica gives a raucous but sincere portrayal of gypsy life. Although it was filmed in 1998, so many of the issues and situations presented feel relevant still, as Roma struggle to keep a place for their traditional nomadic lifestyle in the post-Soviet landscape of the Eastern Bloc.
“Mr. Kusturica so evidently adores all of the film’s other characters that Black Cat, White Cat becomes a wild, warts-and-all celebration of their lives and like Fellini, Kusturica finds true grace where it’s least expected
and makes films utterly, uncompromisingly his own”.
— Janet Maslin of the New York Times
This project is supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.