Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.
““It’s the feminist answer to Boyhood, yet it manages to dig deeper… Girlhood is one of the most exceptional films you’ll see this year. Truly a must-see. Highly recommended!”” DVD TALK
“A magnetic central performance from stunning newcomer Karidja Touré” – HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Girlhood has a raw emotional urgency and energy.” GUARDIAN
“Director Sciamma uses an uncommonly light touch in depicting Marieme’s gradual transformation from an unformed blank slate into a self-assured girl who doesn’t always make the right decisions in the process of figuring herself out.” MIAMI HERALD
“Girlhood” is about as grim as movies get, but it’s showing something real, and Sciamma has a feel for this period of life, the camaraderie, the jokes, the kinds of conflicts, the panic and the hope.” SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
- 3/4 | 8:00PM