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Félicité (Alain Gomis)

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Félicité is a nightclub singer in a little bar in Kinshasa who lives alone with her teenage son Samo. When Samo severely injures himself in a motorcycle accident, Félicité must find a way to raise the money to pay for an operation or allow her son’s leg to be amputated. Alive with the diverse sounds of various Kinshasa musicians, Félicité is a shifting, complex portrait of the struggles, joys, and imagination of a modern-day heroine—and by extension, of the city she lives in. The film will be introduced by Patricia-Pia Célérier (French and Francophone Studies) and Ashley Fent (Earth Science and Geography) will lead a post-screening discussion.


February 19
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Vassar College — Taylor Hall 203—
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY