Dany Laferrière to lecture, screen films based on work

The Media School Report • Feb. 9, 2017

The IU Cinema will show several films showcasing the work of writer Dany Laferrière as part of the series Dany Laferrière: An American Journey, Feb. 12 and 16.

Laferrière also will give the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture in French before the Feb. 16 screening with simultaneous translation. Headsets will be provided.

All events are at IU Cinema. Here’s the schedule:

  • Le gout des jeunes filles (On the Verge of a Fever): 3 p.m. Feb. 12
  • Dany Laferrière Jorgensen Guest Lecture: 3 p.m. Feb. 16
  • La derive douce d’un enfant de Petit-Goâve: 7 p.m. Feb. 16

The screenings are in French with English subtitles. All screenings are free, but ticketed.

Laferrière’s work tells stories of America and the issues it still faces in the social and racial hierarchies born out of the growing global economy. He collaborated with filmmakers to adapt his work.

Laferriere’s visit is sponsored by The Media School’s Black Film Center/Archive and IU Cinema.