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A Night of Knowing Nothing

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Friday, February 25 2022
7:00PM
6:30 Doors
 
$9 general
$7 SPACE members
 
Points North Institute
Co Presented by

Through fictional love letters found in a cupboard at the Film and Television Institute of India, we meet L, a film student writing to her estranged lover while he is away. Gradually we’re immersed in the drastic changes taking place at the school and in the lives of young people across the country as they take to the streets to protest widespread discrimination.

In her debut film, Payal Kapadia deftly merges reality with fiction, weaving together archival footage with student protest videos to create a vital tapestry of the personal and the political. With its dreamlike editing rhythms and a revelatory use of sound, A Night of Knowing Nothing is both an essential document of contemporary India and a nostalgic look at youth fighting the injustice of their time.

Winner – Emerging Cinematic Vision Award, Camden International Film Festival

Winner – Oeil d’Or (Best Documentary), Cannes Film Festival

“The best film of the year.” -Michael Phillips, The Chicago Tribune

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