Still from Ouvertures.


Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6pm – Saturday, September 18 6pm

Online + In-Person at the Guild Cinema

SCREENINGS: September 1-18 online / September 11 & 12, 1pm in-person

Moving from Haiti’s frozen landscapes of the Jura mountains to the urban centers of Port-au-Prince, Ouvertures brings the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture to life. In France, a Haitian researcher tries to read the past within the stratigraphic layers of Jurassic limestone, whilst in Haiti, a group of young actors translate and rehearse scenes from Monsieur Toussaint, a play written by Édouard Glissant that recounts the last days of Toussaint L’Ouverture dying in exile in a prison cell in the Jura, 1803. Ghosts from the pantheon of Haitian history visit him on his deathbed and put him to trial. As the play proceeds, the actors become possessed by their characters and eventually the ghost of L’Ouverture joins the group and takes them on a voyage for a new kind of exile.


Online Screenings: September 1-18 • $10/$8 for 516 members • GET TICKETS

In-person Screenings: September 11 & 12 at 1pm at the Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Avenue NE • $10/$8 for 516 members (call to reserve 505-255-1848)