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DESIREE
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
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DESIREE
Sunday, June 2 @ 2PM

DESIREE
Set in Brooklyn, New York this US/Dutch film is based on a true story that appeared on a New York newspaper in 1980. Desirée lives in the past. A series of flashbacks expose us to her psychologically troubled childhood very much affected by a promiscous mother. Her present life revolves around three people: her employer Mrs. Resnick, Freddy, her lover and Father Siego, leader of the church "The True Confessors". Desirée's relationship with each one of these characters is at the origin of her falling apart. Freddy is an insecure black man who finishes their love affair with a sad note, Father Siego is the leader of a rigid narrow-minded religious sect and Mrs Resnick is a racist, prejudiced white woman who feels black people are inferior and incapable of living their own live.  Rejected by all because of her pregnancy, Desirée blames her child as the source of evil
Directed by Felix De Roy, Netherlands/USA, 1984, 96min, Drana,  English

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Teachers College, Columbia University (View)
525 West 120th Street - Room 263 Macy
New York, NY 10025
United States


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Film > Festivals
Film > Movies

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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