Sat., May 14, 6 p.m.: Since its inception, the Cinémathèque de Tanger has been dedicated to the collection and preservation of Moroccan and Arab film heritage, ranging from fiction to documentary, home movies to experimental cinema.
This program offers a cross-section of films with the city of Tangiers at the heart of their cinematic ideas. Highlights include; Arabs Love Cats, Akram Zaatari and Mounir Fatmi’s tribute to William Burroughs and Naked Lunch; an exploration of the city’s literary imagination and those who contributed to its invention with An American in Tangier.
A different angle on Tangier emerges in Gabriel Veyre’s extraordinary short documentary, View of the Main Square and the Small Square, to be shown at FIAF on May 10, which reveals an unknown Tangier while also depicting the colonial imaginary representations associated with the former international zone.
The rare film will be shown alongside the spontaneous-fictional dimensions of the 2010 Cannes selection You Are All Captains (Oliver Laxe).
Curated by Bouchra Khalili
Tangerine Tales is co-presented with World Nomads Morocco.
Program: Writing Tangier/Filming Tangier (90 min)
All films have English subtitles
An American in Tangier, Dir. Mohamed Ulad. 1993. France-Morocco. 27 min. 35 mm. Essay.
Fragments et Solitude (Fragments and Solitude), Dir. Mounir Fatmi. 1999. France-Morocco. 17 min. Video. Video Art.
Feast, Tribute to William Burroughs, Dir. Mounir Fatmi. 2002. France-Morocco. 8 min. Video. Video Art
Perro Corazon : A conversation with Mohamed Choukri, Dir. Abu Ali. 2004. Spain-Morocco. 26 min. Video. Essay
Tangier 1998. Conversations at La Poste bar between the legendary Tangerine writer Mohammed Choukri and the New York poet Ira Cohen
Tangerine Tales Program1 featuring View of the Main Square and the Small Square and You Are All Captains will be shown at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) on May 10, 7 p.m. Information and tickets
The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street (between Smith and Court Street, Cobble Hill)