SYNOPSIS: A novelist attends murder trial but things don’t go quite as expected. As the trial of a woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter continues, the writer’s own family history, doubts, and fears about motherhood increase as the story of the accused is gradually revealed.
Following “Saint Omer,” there will be a post-screening panel discussion. Audience participation during the Q & A is always welcome.
SPONSOR: The Black Cinema Series is a partnership between the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and the Little Theatre in Rochester, NY.
DETAILS: Tickets available in advance online or in person at the box-office. Doors open at 7 pm; film at 7:30 pm. The screening will be at 240 East Avenue.
BACKGROUND: The screening of “Saint Omer” coincides with the first day of Women’s History Month, which is observed annually during March.
Alice Diop, the co-writer and director of the film, is an award-winning filmmaker known for her documentaries. “Saint Omer” is Diop’s debut feature film.
A 122 minute film, “Saint Omer” is in French with English subtitles. It is suspenseful courtroom drama released theatrically in 2022 and is rated PG-13.