'Otelo Burning' presented by IFP, Turner Group & Autonomous Entertainment
New York, NY
IFP, The Turner Group & Autonomous Entertainertainment
A WEEK OF 'BUZZ' SCREENINGS
NOVEMBER 9th-15th, 2012
TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY
6:45PM DOORS/7:30PM SCREENING
9:30PM DOORS/10:15PM SCREENING
* PLUS *
(ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED FOR SAT/SUN AM SCREENINGS)
Shot in Durban, South Africa and directed by Sara Blecher, an award winning documentary director and producer. Somewhere between City of God and Blue Crush, the film tells the story of a group of township kids who discover the joy of surfing. It is set in 1989, against a backdrop of brewing conflict between two political groups in Lamontville. When 16-year-old Otelo Buthelezi takes to the water for the first time, it is clear that he was born to surf.
Then tragedy strikes. On the day that Nelson Mandela is released from prison, Otelo is forced to choose between surfing success and justice. This beautifully made, insightful and entertaining film captures a turbulent time in the history of South Africa.
Filmed in Zulu with English subtitles, the film also includes music from South African Hip Hop artist Reason.
147 Front St