LA BM DU SEIGNEUR (THE LORD'S RIDE)
April 7, 2012
(2010) dir Jean-Charles Hue w/Frederic Dorkel, Joseph ‘Jo’ Dorkel, Michael Dauber [84 min] There is turmoil in a small Yeniche (gypsy) community in rural northern France. Fred, the unofficial leader of the nomadic clan and the best car thief around, is going through a spiritual crisis. The giant of a man was given a white dog by a nocturnal visitor. Was it a divine apparition? Will Fred ever find his way? A real cinematic curiosity, Jean-Charles Hue’s film defies categorization, miraculously balancing on a treacherous tightrope between fiction and documentary, anthropology and spiritual metaphor. • The GHETT’OUT FILM FESTIVAL presents independent artistic and original filmmakers working on the fringes of the French production-distribution system. These filmmakers work with small budgets that limit the visibility of their films – if they are able to get them released at all – to small alternative movie houses. Often self-taught, belonging to minority groups, living in the heart of a multi-ethnic French population and generally coming from lower class neighborhoods, these filmmakers are not the egalitarian ethnic quota but are, in fact, the leaders of a new New Wave. As in Gil Scott-Heron’s song Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues – which gave the festival its name – this event intends to take the films out of the social and cultural distribution network ghetto to which they were consigned. The festival will bring to light independent films which probe the world and the society in which we live with a humane and political awareness.