Free Friday Films are a tradition here at the University of Toronto. Our Cinema Studies Student Union has been putting together awesome bills for over two decades!
The Free Friday Film this week is the 1995 French film, La Haine and the 1968 short documentary film directed by Agnès Varda, Black Panthers.
La Haine is a 1995 French crime drama film written, co-edited, and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. Starring Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé and Saïd Taghmaoui, the film chronicles a day and night in the lives of three friends from a poor immigrant neighbourhood in the suburbs of Paris. Kassovitz was awarded the Best Director prize at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
Black Panthers focuses on the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California, during protests over the arrest of Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton for the murder of police officer John Frey in 1967.
The screenings begin at 7pm and are open to all. Masking is optional, but appreciated.
Film description source for La Haine and Black Panthers.