2014 New York African Film Festival - Opening Night Reception & Screening
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
With a gracious nod to Nollywood, the world’s second largest film industry and the 100th centenary of Nigeria, the New York African Film Festival's Opening Night Film will be Confusion Na Wa, the dark comedy by Kenneth Gyang. Winner of Best Picture at the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards, the film stars OC Ukeje and Gold Ikponmwosa as two grifters whose decision to blackmail a straying husband (played by Ramsey Nouah) sets in motion a chain of events leading to a shocking conclusion.
The screening will be preceded by the Opening Reception at 6:00 pm.
The Opening Reception, at the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery of Lincoln Center, will mark the launch of the Digital Africa exhibition (May 7 - 13), featuring the works of Congolese and American photographers. Congolese Dreams is an exhibition of the works of acclaimed photographer Baudouin Mouanda and a collective of artists, a companion to Philippe Cordey’s film of the same name (which will be screened during the festival). It will be paired with Adama Delphine Fawundu’s stunning portraits capturing the residents of Tivoli Towers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn—home to more than 350 families, who are mostly of African descent—as well as portraits of young musician-activists from Nigeria and the U.S.
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African Film Festival, Inc.
For more than two decades, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the powerful medium of film and video. AFF's unique place in the international arts community is distinguished not only by leadership in festival management, but also by a comprehensive approach to the advocacy of African film and culture. AFF established the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) in 1993 with Film Society of Lincoln Center. The New York African Film Festival is presented annually by the African Film Festival, Inc. and Film Society of Lincoln Center, in association with Brooklyn Academy of Music. AFF also produces a series of local, national and international programs throughout the year. More information about AFF is found on the Web at www.africanfilmny.org.