March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Run Time: 67 minutes
Day in, day out, Nénette maintains an aura of shaggy calm. Her wise eyes gaze unperturbed through the glass of her cage at viewers sage and silly, each of whom has a different pronouncement about her state of mind. Nénette is an orangutan who has lived at a zoo in Paris for 37 of her 40 years. She doesn't seem to long for the wild Borneo of her youth. Or does she? She has borne several children and outlived several mates. She watches impassively as youngsters hang upside down and push each other over. She could be said to enjoy her daily yogurt and tea. Her keepers offer opinions regarding her emotions, but Nénette will neither confirm nor deny. NÉNETTE provides an observation, at a leisurely pace, of how we project our human impressions onto animals in captivity. (In French with subtitles) –B.B.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:10 PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
French documentarian Nicolas Philibert is renowned for his cinema verité style, eschewing artificial light, scripts, or actor-like subjects. "The less I know about a subject, the better I feel," he says.
"His Master's Voice" (1978), "Louvre City" (1990), "In the Land of the Deaf" (1994), "Animals" (1995), "Every Little Thing" (1998), "Who Knows?" (1998), "To Be and to Have" (2002), NÉNETTE (2010)