CAMERAS D'AFRIQUE: Tey
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
In Partnership with Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television and Film Independent:
7:30 PM – Tey (Today)
Alain Gomis (Senegal, 2012)
Winner of the 2013 FESPACO Gold Stallion Award and Best Actor Saul Williams
IN PERSON Alain Gomis and Saul Williams with Elvis Mitchell
Tey (also known as “Aujourd’hui”): Writer/director Alain Gomis’ thoughtful examination of family and social life in Senegal stars the well-known African-American actor and poet Saul Williams as Satche. On the verge of dying, Satche embraces his wife, son and daughter, as well as the city and close friends that mean so much to him. In Gomis’ dream-like film, time brushes past Satche and his loved ones like a summer breeze in the protagonist’s skin. We can feel Satche’s hunger for the experiences that he has to have, and Gomis uses all of the magic at a director’s disposal to convey his hero’s quest for more than he may ever know. And thanks to the director’s gifts, the audience comes to understand the wants of a man who may be encountering his last sunrise; Williams doesn’t play the obvious notes. Rather the desire for another moment brims in his eyes–jaundiced and sad, the affection for all he has touched and will never feel is etched in his every glance and elongated blink. – Elvis Mitchell
• Written by Gomis, Djolof Mbengue and Marc Wels. Photographed by Crystel Fournier. With Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman, Aïssa Maïga, Djolof Mbengue, Thierno Ndiaye Doss (88 min / DCP)
This screening is free of charge and open to the public on a first come-first served basis. Please bring a valid ID, no paper tickets are required for entry, but RSVP is required through this website. Doors will open at 7PM.
All SFTV screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.