Chicagoans, in particular . . If you also teach and have students who are at early stages of their mastery of English, check out The Future Perfect, at Facets until Nov. 30.
The film would count as experimental or avant-garde if it were Godard, but . . all that talking to camera in a Godard is here performed by Chinese youth taking conversational Spanish lessons in Argentina. They're always facing the camera and answering in conversational Spanish. We witness this experience of searching for words, particularly nice if you've known it as a foreigner. I'm not sure this counts as directing. Get a group of people who are really immigrants and ask them to perform this amateur interview part we know from the narrative without actors. Language in cinema will never be the same, and I am more and more likely to be fooled by the documentary quality of a directorial project like this. Bernie
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