Desirée (FREE SCREENING)
Friday, May 1 @ 6:30pm -- 263-Macy
Set in Brooklyn, New York this Dutch-USA film is based on a true story.
Desirée lives in the past. A series of flashbacks expose us to her psychologically troubled childhood very much affected by a promiscuous 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. She is then possessed by evil and wants to exorcise it. The only way is to get rid of her daughter...
Directed by Felix de Rooy, 1984, 96 min, Netherlands/United States, Drama, English
Teachers College, Columbia University - 263 Macy (View)
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|