Arts

Cinema 53: SWAGGER: Screening + conversation with Global Girls, Jacqueline Stewart and Jennifer Wild

Part urban fantasy and part ethnographic group portrait, SWAGGER (Olivier Babinet, 2015, 84 min) focuses on a dozen teenagers getting by in the streets, projects and schools of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a suburb of Paris that made the headlines during the riots of 2005. Instead of concentrating on the hard knock life of his subjects, Babinet creates a colorful visual exploration, allowing the kids to showcase their dreams and desires over their fears.