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SCREENING: Le Franc & La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil

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La Maison Française

Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Rd., NW

Washington, DC 20007

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Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 P.M.

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at La Maison Française - Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

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SECURITY RULES: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.

No need to print your ticket, but no one will be admitted without reservation and proper ID.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage you to use taxi, ridesharing or public transportation.

Le Franc and La petite vendeuse de soleil by Djibril Diop Mambéty

1999 | France | 45 & 46 min

Both Le Franc and La petite vendeuse de soleil are modest stories of present-day urban Africans, part of Djibril Diop Mambéty’s series, Histoires de petites gens.

In Le Franc, down-on-his-luck musician Marigo buys a lottery ticket and glues it to his door, eager to show his annoying landlady that he might one day have some rent money. When he gets lucky and wins, Marigo has to detach his door and carry it miles across Dakarto claim the prize. As Mambéty's final unfinished work (completed after his death by a group of friends, relatives, and collaborators with no funding), La petite vendeuse de soleil portrays the only young girl who dares to sell newspapers on the street, struggling to overcome hurdles in pursuit of a better life.

This event is presented as part of the film series 'African Legacy: Francophone Films 1955 to 2019' , a program of the National Gallery of Art and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

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