Church of Film presents A DESSERT FOR CONSTANCE & Other Films by Sarah Maldoror

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Church of Film is a weekly gathering for the reverence and worship of cinema programmed and hosted by local cinephile Muriel Lucas.

Magic, the Occult, supernatural folk tales, witchy witches, mutant melodramas, anarchy, communism & the subaltern, Queer texts/subtexts, signs & symbols, third meanings, oblique narrative strategies, visual formalism, LSD, imminent worlds, sailors, phantom crews, ships adrift, graveyards and ruins, feminism, uncanny valleys, decolonization, gender deconstruction, cosmic games, ghosts & goblins, third world, beauty and her beasts, psychogeography, national & independent cinemas, masks of all kinds, the baroque, genres destroyed, Thanatos, ancient worlds, interior maps, guys and dolls, transhumanism, lost worlds, layers of vision, candles and candelabras, cobwebs, love stories, uncharted landscapes, deep dreams & secrets, the foreign country of the past, psychic fractures, the underworld, ultima thule, de-institutionalization, pitiless traps, Greek Key patterns, fate circumscribed in celluloid, voyeurism & paranoia, corridors & paths, the watcher and the watched,antifascism, isolation in the labyrinth, doors unopened, counter-cultured romance, priests and nuns beneath their frocks and habits, warm gods, gods dethroned, sisters, charlatans, disintegrating social structures, nuclear families on fire, dissent and silenced voices, slapstick and the mechanized body, the visual gag, tragic jokes, distant voices from other rooms, dogs baying in the darkness, flashlights, the imprisoned, the vanquished, the trapped spirits, the Kingdom of Shadows, the twentieth century, c-i-n-e-m-a.

Church of Film presents A DESSERT FOR CONSTANCE & Other Films by Sarah Maldoror


Wednesday, Aug 18
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Two Paris sanitation workers, Bokolo and Mamadou, discover a cookbook discarded in the trash. They become fascinated by the recipes and culinary treasures within, and develop a taste and expertise for French cuisine. When their street sweeper friend Bruno becomes ill, they must somehow raise the funds to send him back to Africa. Is the secret ingredient to their success hidden in the cookbook? A DESSERT FOR CONSTANCE is a wistful, lighthearted anti-colonial comedy by the late Sarah Maldoror. It will be featured with a few of her later short films. Subtitles by Church of Film.


A DESSERT FOR CONSTANCE & Other Films by Sarah Maldoror