This edition: June 2000 edition
Original tape date: June 1, 2000.
Who made classic movies in France, Spain, Mexico, and the United States? There is only one answer: the wickedly witty Luis Bunuel. To celebrate his centenary the Oscar winning black comedy Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie has been restored and re-released. Film professor Royal Brown tells CANAPE what Bunuel contributes to the seventh art.
Amadou et Mariam
They are called “the blind couple from Mali.” Amadou and Mariam met in school and have been making music together ever since. Their haunting harmonies are known throughout the French speaking world. In the summer of 2000 Americans will have a chance to enjoy their bluesy idiom as they tour with the Vive La World festival.
Longtime Parisian Jean Odoutan is part of a new generation of African actors, writers, and filmmakers who are forging a new style for global cinema. The ever ebullient Odoutan talks to CANAPE about his first feature film Barbecue Pejo, a comedy he filmed in his native Benin with help from friends, family and France.
Hybrid is hip. Sisters Helene and Celia Faussart, who call themselves Les Nubians, mix the sounds of Africa, Europe, the Americas, and beyond.
Touring the USA in the summer of 2000 as part of the Vive La World festival, they sing in a 21st century style made from vintage 20th century influences.
Bruno Dumont's second film Humanite took three awards at the Cannes Film Festival including best actor and actress prizes for Emmanuel Schotte and Severine Caneele. At first glance the story of a murder investigation, the film probes beneath the metaphysical surface of the town where the action takes place. Bruno Dumont talks to CANAPE about his distinctive vision of what cinema can do.
1900: Art at the Crossroads
How did 20th century art begin? With 250 works from 170 artists and 26 countries the exhibition 1900: Art at the Crossroads at the Guggenheim Museum in New York offers a comprehensive map to the advent of 20th century art. An expert guide, curator Vivian Greene tells CANAPE how one century continues to shape another.
Prof. Royal Brown Chair, Film Studies Program, Dept. of European Languages & Literature, Queens College/CUNY
Bruno Dumont Film Director
Vivien Greene Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum, NYC
Les Nubians Singing Group