[nyfoil-l] African Film Festival at Lincoln Center Now!
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Thu Apr 8 10:10:42 CDT 2004
11th New York African Film Festival
April 3-15 at Walter Reade Theater
April 23-25 at BAM Cinematek
Highlights for April 8-9, 2004 at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center
Living, Loving, & Fighting Naija Style Nigerian Videos continues with:
-- Emotional Crack
Crystal keeps on putting up with her husband¹s physical abuse, until she
meets a new girlfriend who changes her way of thinking. This tantalizing
and racy drama will have you on the edge of your seats!
Lead Actresses Stephanie Okereke and Dakore Egbuson, as well as screenwriter
Emem Isong in attendance.
**Screens FRI 4/9 at 9:45pm** (note time correction from previous post)
-- Thunderbolt by our Retrospective Honoree Tunde Kelani
Ngozi, an Igbo woman and Yinka, a Yoruba man, get married, enflaming ethnic
prejudices. Driven to jealousy by rumors, Yinka tries to ensure his wife¹s
fidelty using an age-old folk method, ³Magun² which will strike either Ngozi
or her next lover dead. Director Tunde Kelani in Attendance on 4/8.
** screens 4/8 at 1pm and again on 4/14 at 4:45pm**
-- Hello Nigeria! playing with shorts Something Else, and Twins of the
Hello Nigeria! is a playful look at Nigeria¹s society magazine Ovation, and
what it reveals about Nigerian culture.
Directors Zina Saro-Wiwa, Seke Somolu, and Mahmood Ali-Balogun in Attendance
**Screens 4/8 at 3:30pm**
AFF¹s Tribute to the 10th Anniversary of Democracy in South Africa Kicks Of
-- Mapantsula byOliver Schmitz
Panic is a petty gangster cought up in the Soweto riots, through which he
transforms from an irresponsible loner into someone compelled to take a
stand against the injustice of apartheid. Featuring Thomas Mogotlane and
** Sreens 4/9 at 5:30pm and again on 4/15 at 1:45pm**
-- In Darkest Hollywood by Peter Davis and Daniel Riesenfeld
A documentary that looks at the role of cinema in both supporting and
attacking apartheid, featuring a wealth of archival images and interviews
with such luminaries as John Kani and Miriam Makeba
** Screens 4/12 at 6:45pm**
Plus Don¹t Miss out on Valley of the Innocent by Branwen Okpako
(Nigeria/UK) a tense noir thriller about Eva, a black police detective in
East Germany who attempts to uncovers the mystery of her identity. Having
grown up in an orphanage, she finally stumbles upon the identity of her
birth parents while searching through Stasi archives. Her personal and
professional life become tangled when she¹s called in to investigate the
death of her birth morther¹s husband Director in Attendance on 4/9.
** Screens 4/9 at 7:45pm and again on 4/13 at 12:30pm.**
AFF and Columbia University School of the Arts presents
PANEL DISCUSSION on Saturday, April 10 3-5pm at Columbia University Lifetime
Screening Room, 511 Dodge Hall (1/9 trains to 116th Street)
Free & Open to the Public
TABOO: That¹s Not African!
Addresses such controversial topics as traditional religious practice,
homosexuality, and the experience of mixed race peoples and expands the
notion of African identity both within the continent and around the world.
Featuring Tunde Kelani, Branwen Okpako, and Yves Sorokobi with screening of
clips from Agogo Eewo, Dirt for Dinner, and Woubi Cheri. Moderated by
All Screening Above take place at the Walter Reade Theater at 166 West 65th
Street on the plaza level of Lincoln Center. For tickets visit:
http://www.filmlinc.com./ Box office opens daily at 12:30pm and their
number is 212-875-5600
For more full downloadable schedule please visit:
http://www.africanfilmny.org/ . For a hard copy of the schedule to be
mailed to you send your mailing address in an email: mailto:nyaff at erols.com
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