The Providence French Film Festival is in full swing this week, with fifteen recent films screening twice each over the course of eight days. Swagger looks particularly interesting: a look at eleven teenagers living in a rough suburb of Paris, the film combines straightforward interviews with fantasy sequences that veer into musical and sci-fi territory. The film focuses on the lives of the individual youth – a Beyoncé-loving dandy, a painfully shy introvert – over the didactic preaching typical when documentaries deal with underprivileged kids. “We don’t see them as victims, or sociological statistics,” according to the positive review in documentary magazine POV.
Here’s the full Law And Order Party guide to the French Film Festival.