TONIGHT: Rare Screening Of 'Venus Noire' (Controversial Hottentot Venus Film) In Oakland, CA

From Shadow and Act Fri Feb 1 2013, 17:31:54

It's been over 2 years since I saw Venus Noire (Black Venus) at the New York Film Festival in the fall of 2010, and it's never received a Stateside release; actually I'm not sure it got much of a release outside of the international film festival circuit and a few European territories either. So I'm betting most of you have never seen French/Tunisian filmmaker Abdel Kechiche's problematic though worth-watching, thought-provoking Saartjie "Sarah" Baartman film, otherwise derogatorily known as the Hottentot Venus, which starred newcomer Yahima Torres in the title role. The subject matter certainly isn't one that will attract...

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