WEDNESDAY JULY 31st - 8PM
Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s 2005 genre-bending sci-fi thriller LES SAIGNANTES - screening at Spectacle throughout the month of August - opens with a woman who whispers: “We are in 2025 and nothing has changed.” Then she fucks a man to death.
VISIONS OF EXCESS documents bodies that will be produced by force. We study body movement which confounds the dichotomy between human and machine. But forget what you know about the sexy cyborg-- we’re talking about discipline, ritual, secret societies run by women, and also the appetites of deep sea creatures, eroticized amputees, and militant bread bakers. Welcome black to the future. This is the first installment of a monthly series exploring contemporary African film.