Newly Restored

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS

Directed by Nina Menkes

USA, 2007, 1h 17min, DCP

Newly Restored

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752

Showtimes

Sat, Jun 22

Skype Q&A with Nina Menkes on Saturday, June 22nd.

Nina Menkes’ no-budget 1991 study of an alienated Las Vegas blackjack dealer (played by the filmmaker’s sister and muse Tinka Menkes) seems especially prescient now, considering subsequent trends in world cinema. Made with a series of very long, contemplative takes, it envelops the viewer in the psyche of the protagonist, who haunts the streets and corridors of a city that sleeps all day.

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