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Faya Dayi – Farthouse Monday Screening

January 17 @ 12:00 am


Farthouse Monday returns this month with another month of good movies.Faya Dayi – 2021 – Ethiopia
A sublime work of trance-state cinema, the debut feature
by the Mexican Ethiopian filmmaker Jessica Beshir is a
hypnotic immersion in the world of rural Ethiopia, a place
where one commodity—khat, a euphoria-inducing plant once
prized for its supposedly mystical properties—holds sway
over the rituals and rhythms of everyday life. As if under the
intoxicating influence of the drug itself, Faya dayi unfurls as a
hallucinogenic cinematic reverie, capturing hushed, intimate
moments in the existences of everyone from the harvesters of
the crop to people lost in its narcotic haze to a desperate but
determined younger generation searching for an escape from
the region’s political strife. The film’s exquisite monochrome
cinematography—each frame a masterpiece sculpted from
light and shadow—and time-bending, elliptical editing
create a ravishing sensory experience that hovers between
consciousness and dreaming
Seating at 7PM – Show Promptly at 7:30PM


January 17
12:00 am

RGRS ❤️ Denton