The Orange Soda Film Club: La Haine
Screenings of those cult classics you need to watch
La Haine is a 1995 French black-and-white film written, co-edited, and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz.The film follows three young men and their time spent in the French suburban "ghetto," over a span of twenty-four hours. Vinz, a Jew, Saïd, an Arab, and Hubert, a black boxer, have grown up in these French suburbs where high levels of diversity coupled with the racist and oppressive police force have raised tensions to a critical breaking point. During the riots that took place a night before, a police officer lost his handgun in the ensuing madness, only to leave it for Vinz to find. Now, with a newfound means to gain the respect he deserves, Vinz vows to kill a cop if his friend Abdel dies in the hospital, due to the beating he received while in police custody. Before the film starts there'll be a warm-up set from a DJ then a short film. There'll also be complimentary popcorn, drinks and ice cream provided, and a fully-stocked bar for anything else you need. Sounds like the perfect cinema experience. Certificate: 15. Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes. Doors: 1pm. Film starts: 2pm.
"One of the most blisteringly effective pieces of urban cinema ever made."