Today At The Clinton Street Theater
International Women's Day is March 8th, so we bring you this special story of a black teenage girl in Paris.
Opening explosively with a night-time all-female game of American football set to the hypnotically urgent electro-goth of Light Asylum's 'Dark Allies', Girlhood daringly stakes out new territory for French director Céline Sciamma. -- Jason Best, Movie Talk
Girlhood is a fascinatingly layered, textured film that manages to be both a lament for sweetness lost and a celebration of wisdom and identity gained, often at the very same moment. -- Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the "boys' law" in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.