The Landmark at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33146

THE FOREIGNER’S HOME

North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Rian Brown, Geoff Pingree

Country: France, USA
Language: English

Running Time: 57min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

In 2006, Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison was invited to the Louvre to guest-curate “The Foreigner’s Home,” an exhibition that assembled a dazzling array of artists to address questions of Otherness. This alternately harrowing and inspiring film fuses recordings from that history-making project with hauntingly beautiful animation, archival materials representing a troubled global history of inequity, and a new interview with Morrison, who is, as always, wise and incisive.

Executive-produced by the late Jonathan Demme, who directed the screen version of Morrison’s Beloved, and narrated by Miami-based Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, The Foreigner’s Home brings together street artists, deliciously disruptive slam poets and revered icons like Killer of Sheep director Charles Burnett to impart a greater understanding of art’s power to eliminate the social barriers that would seek to divide us by class, race, gender and creed.


THIS SCREENING IS DEDICATED TO THE LATE JONATHAN DEMME, A MIAMIAN AND TRUE FRIEND OF MDC’S MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL


THE FOREIGNER’S HOME screens with BROKEN HILL

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credits

Director: Rian Brown, Geoff Pingree
Producer: Rian Brown, Geoff Pingree, Ford Morrison
Screenwriter: Rian Brown, Geoff Pingree
Executive Producer: Jonathan Demme
Production Company: Ice Lens Pictures

Music: Jay Ashby, Peter V. Swendsen
Cinematographer: Ford Morrison, Jake Hochendoner, Drew Dickler
Editor: Rian Brown, Geoff Pingree, Yari Wolinksky

Subjects: Toni Morrison, Edwidge Danticat

Rian Brown, Geoff Pingree

Rian Brown is a filmmaker, artist and educator from Boston. She studied visual art at Massachusetts College of Art and film at the University of California, San Diego. The Foreigner’s Home (17) is her feature directorial debut.

Geoff Pingree is an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, author, artist and educator. He studied literature and film at the University of Chicago. The Foreigner’s Home (17) is his first feature as director.

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