3rd i NY copresentation of Hors la Loi/Outside the Law at African Film Festival

Horl la loi / Outside the Law
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St.
Admission: $13 regular admission, $8 for Film Society Members, $9 students/seniors

If you missed our previous screening of Rachid Bouchareb’s Hors la Loi / Outsid the Law at Alwan, here’s your change to see it on the big screen, with filmmaker in attendance!

Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc. present the 19th New York African Film Festival. The festival is a two-month program that officially launches at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, on Wednesday,  April 11, 2012. Please join us to celebrate the best in classic and contemporary African Cinema.

To see the full festival schedule, visit  – http://www.africanfilmny.org/2012/19th-ny-african-film-festival/

To purchase tickets for the screenings at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, visit – http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/19th-new-york-african-film-festival



Outside the Law / Hors la loi (Closing Night Film)
Rachid Bouchareb, Algeria/France, 2010, 138 min.
From acclaimed writer-director Rachid Bouchareb (Indigènes) comes this epic story–a 2011 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film–of three brothers who fight for Algeria’s independence from France following World War II. After losing their family home in Algeria, the three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina, Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France, and Saïd moves to Paris to make his fortune in the shady clubs and boxing halls of Pigalle. Gradually, their interconnecting destinies reunite them in the French capital.

A French gangster film in the classical mode, with coproduction in Algeria, Tunisia, and Belgium, Outside the Law represents a continuation of filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb’s mission of breaking the silence surrounding the complicated recent history of France and its ex-colonies. While the director’s excessively stylized idiom detracts from his reconstruction of the 1945 Sétif massacre, the act of collaboration among himself and the three lead characters represents an important step in the recuperation of collective memory for the second generation of North African immigrants residing in France; further, its self-conscious mode of presentation is redeemed by unforgettable performances by Jamel Debbouze, Roschy Zem and Sami Bouajila, the three faces of present-day cinema beur, united again after the world record-breaking World War II film Indigènes.


About 3rd i NY

3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.

Our Sponsors

3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,  both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor.


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