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Film Screening: The Story of a Three-Day Pass

Tue. February 6th 2024 Cinecenta $7-$9

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Film Screening: The Story of a Three-Day Pass:

A black American soldier is given three days leave in Paris. He meets a girl.
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Tue. February 6th 2024 + Add to Calendar Cinecenta (All Ages)
5:00pm $7-9

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Cinecenta
Cinema with eclectic movie selection and great popcorn!
3800 Finnerty Road, Student Union Building, Victoria BC
Open / Operational

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Melvin Van Peebles’s edgy, angsty, romantic first feature could never have been made in America. Unable to break into segregated Hollywood, Van Peebles decamped to France, taught himself the language, and wrote a number of books in French, one of which, La permission, would become the stylistically innovative The Story of a Three Day Pass. Turner (Harry Baird), an African American soldier stationed in France, is granted a promotion and a three-day leave from base by his casually racist commanding officer and heads to Paris, where he finds whirlwind romance with a white woman (Nicole Berger)—but what happens to their love when his furlough is over? Channeling the brash exuberance of the French New Wave, Van Peebles creates an exploration of the psychology of an interracial relationship as well as a commentary on France’s contradictory attitudes about race that is playful, sarcastic, and stingingly subversive by turns, and that laid the foundation for the scorched-earth cinematic revolution he would let loose just a few years later.—The Criterion Collection

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Cinecenta
Cinema with eclectic movie selection and great popcorn!
3800 Finnerty Road, Student Union Building, Victoria BC
Open / Operational

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Film Screening: The Story of a Three-Day Pass @ Cinecenta Feb 6 2024 - May 27th @ Cinecenta

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