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Date & Time
February 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. (Masking required.) More Info
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Free Film Screening:


Night of the Kings (La nuit des rois)
(Philippe Lacôte, 2020, 93 min, France/Côte d’Ivoire, French with English subtitles, Color, DCP)

When Roman (Koné Bakary) is incarcerated in Côte d’Ivoire’s largest prison, La MACA, he finds he must recount a story until the sun rises if he wants to keep his life and stop the prison from falling into chaos. Further incorporating song and dance (and a cameo by Denis Lavant), Night of the Kings is a mesmerizing meditation on the art of storytelling and its role in survival.


Sponsored by the Duke Center for French & Francophone Studies. Made possible by generous support from FACE Foundation.


Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public. (COVID-19 Info)

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