Monday, February 20, 2012

AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL UNREELS @ THE BMA

film stuffAfrican Film Festival Traveling Series
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, & Sunday, March 25
ADMISSION: Single Day Pass: FREE Members at the door; $10 non-Members; $5 Students with I.D.
Tickets on sale February 22.
To purchase tickets, visit the BMA
Box Office, call 800-919-6272, or go to artbma.org. Service charges apply for phone and online orders.
For more information, visit artbma.org.

This engaging film series features critically acclaimed shortformat and feature releases by African directors. All films have English subtitles. Please note: Some content may be unsuitable for young children.

Saturday, March 24

  • 1 PM
    Kinshasa Symphony
    Democratic Republic of Congo/Germany
    95 min.
    This fascinating film reveals the people of Kinshasa and the power of music.
  • 2:45 PM
    A Screaming Man (Un Homme Qui Crie)
    Chad/France/Belgium
    88 min.
    A pool attendant in Chad must give up his job and contribute to the "war effort."
  • 4:30 PM
  • Lezare (For Today)
    Ethiopia
    14 min.
    This touching story about a homeless boy conveys a powerful message about global warming and thoughtlessness.
  • 4:55 PM
    One Way, A Tuareg Journey
    Italy/Niger
    52 min.
    The inspirational documentary chronicles a family's fractured emigration from Niger to Italy

Sunday, March 25

  • 1 PM
    A Trip to Algiers (Voyage à Alger)
    Algeria/France
    97 min.
    Drama unfolds as an unscrupulous government official tries to take a home away from a mother and her children.
  • 2:45 PM
    Kongo: 50 Years of Independence
    Episode 1: The Unbridled Race
    Belgjum
    52 min.
    The three-part documentary focuses on the colonization of the largest county in Central Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • 4 PM
    Kongo, Episode 2: The Great Illusion
    Belgium
    52 min.
  • 5 PM
    Kongo, Episode 3: The Failed Giant
    Belgium
    52 min.
The African Film Festival National Traveling Series is organzied by the African Film Festival, Inc. This series has been made possible bt the generous support of National Endowments for the Arts, the Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Lambert Foundation and The Bradley Family Foundation. Special thanks to Mahen Bonetti, Director, and Toccarra Thomas, Program Coordinator, African Film Festival, for their assistance and support.
This program is sponsored by the Joshua Johnson Council.