Location: Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater
The Story of a Three Day Pass (La Permission)
(Melvin Van Peebles, 1967, 86 min, France, French with English subtitles, B&W, DCP)
Turner (Harry Baird), an African American soldier stationed in France, is granted a promotion and a three-day leave from base by his casually racist commanding officer and heads to Paris, where he finds whirlwind romance with a white woman (Nicole Berger)—but what happens to their love when his furlough is over? Channeling the brash exuberance of the French New Wave, Melvin Van Peebles (Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song) creates an exploration of the psychology of an interracial relationship as well as a commentary on France’s contradictory attitudes about race that is playful, sarcastic, and stingingly subversive by turns.
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Contact: Hank Okazaki
Sponsor: Center for French & Francophone Studies (CFFS)
Co-Sponsors: Duke Cinematic Arts