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Acropolis Cinema at the Downtown Independent

Meteors  /  White Out, Black In

White Out, Black In
January 16, 2019 - 8:00 pm

This screening takes place at the Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles premieres!

Meteors  (Netherlands/Turkey, 2017)


Gürcan Keltek’s poetic first feature captures a critical moment in the Turkish-Kurdish conflict via otherworldly black-and-white images, largely filmed with disarming immediacy by Southeast Turkish locals. Meteors repurposes this archival footage and combines it with intimate interviews and oneiric scenes of life in Southeast Anatolia to yield a panoramic view of Turkey in a moment of existential and political upheaval; the reverberations of the fight for Turkey’s future find expression in mountains dotted by rams and hunters and chaotic city streets littered with debris and protesters alike. Transcending fiction and nonfiction to arrive at a political truth somewhere in between, Meteors is a transfixing work featuring a cosmic ending not to be missed.

DCP, b/w, in Kurdish and Turkish with English subtitles, 84 minutes. Director: Gürcan Keltek.

White Out, Black In  (Brazil, 2014)

Branco sai, preto fica

Set in Ceilândia, a city established by the Brazilian government to prevent the poor from settling in the capital of Brasília and the location for most of director Adirley Queiros’s unique docufictions, this biting critique of race mixes science fiction with testimonials from two men physically disabled by police violence in 1986. A “researcher” from the future comes to collect evidence against the state, and the pair give testimonials of their lived experience; meanwhile, an act of terrorism against this “apartheid” is being plotted… Queiros’ take on Afrofuturism is subtle, ingenious, and utterly contemporary.

DCP, color, in Portuguese with English subtitles, 95 min. Director: Adirley Queirós.