Film Love presents Jaguar (Jean Rouch, 1967)

A deliberate “ethnofiction,” Jaguar is one of cinema’s funniest and most subversive ethnographic films. In the 1950s anthropologist Jean Rouch and his Nigerian friends made a car trip from the countryside of Niger to the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and back, filming along the way. Years later, they returned to the footage and added their own often hilarious spoken commentary over the top. Filmed against the backdrop of the independence movement in Ghana, Jaguar uniquely combines politics, fiction, comedy, and anthropology during a decisive political moment.


The Film Love series, curated by Andy Ditzler, provides access to great but rarely-screened films. Through public screenings and events, Film Love preserves the communal viewing experience, provides space for the discussion of film as art, and explores alternative forms of moving image projection and viewing.


Image: Jaguar, Jean Rouch. Courtesy Icarus Films.


$8 admission / $5 for Contemporary supporters with ID, at the door.
Doors open 6pm. Cash bar.

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Andy Ditzler

Andy Ditzler is a curator, musician, and interdisciplinary scholar based in Atlanta. He founded the Film Love cinema series and co-founded the idea collective John Q. He earned a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from Emory University, with a concentration in cinema curation, and was trained as a musician at Indiana University.


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