Film Retrospective Paris/Chicago: Girlhood
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In French with English subtitles The hood, gangs, school, parents — it’s all too much for Marieme, who joins an all-girl gang in the Paris project where she lives. As she falls further under their bravado and volatile energy, she begins making bold and foolish choices. Director Celine Sciamma gets an ultra-natural performance from a non-professional cast energized by a soundtrack rooted in golden-age hip hop by Para One, an alias of French electro producer Jean-Baptiste de Laubier.