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NYADIFF 2017 - Friday, Nov. 24th

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Teachers College, Columbia University

525 W 120th St

New York, NY 10027

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Papa's Song

Fri, Nov. 24 @ 1pm – TC 179GD

Papa’s Song is a drama of domestic tension and cross-cultural misunderstanding. Nico Verema (Rene van Asten), a decorous, somewhat gloomy Dutch magistrate, lives happily with his wife, Shirley (Roman Vrede), who is from Curacao. Shirley's two young nephews, in the Netherlands to escape a bad situation at home, complete the household. Its atmosphere of calm bourgeois propriety is soon upended by the arrival of the boys' mother, Magda (Lisette Merenciana) who wants to take her sons back. "Papa's Song" touches on a number of fascinating and difficult themes, including the state of race relations in the contemporary Netherlands. A. O. Scott, NY Times. Directed by Sander Francken, Netherland/Curacao, 1999, Romantic Thriller, 95 min, in Dutch and Papamiento with English subtitles.


The Citizen

NY PREMIERE

FRI, Nov. 24 @ 3pm – TC 179GD

THU, Dec. 7 @ 3:30pm – Cinema village

In his late fifties Wilson, whose family was killed during an outbreak of civil war in Guinea-Bissau, enters Europe as a political refugee and settles for a sedate life as a security guard in a Budapest shopping center. Wilson’s main desire is to acquire Hungarian citizenship. The story follows Wilson as he attempts to find his place in Hungarian society in his daily life, at work, with Mari, a history teacher who helps him study for the citizenship and Shirin, a young Iranian woman whose only hope to avoid deportation is to marry a Hungarian citizen. The Citizen is an Award-winning drama that poignantly dwells on some of the most complex issues of contemporary modern European society. Directed by Rolad Vranik, Hungary, 2016, Drama, 109 min, Hungarian.

Silas

FRI, Nov. 24 @ 5:10pm – TC 179GD

WED, Dec. 6 @ 6:30pm – TC Chapel

Liberian activist Silas Siakor is a tireless crusader against illegal logging. He's watched multinational corporations wreak havoc on the environment while enriching themselves and impoverishing Liberians. This kind of corruption has gone on for so long that it can induce fatigue. But Silas is a tribute to the power of citizens to fight back. Directed by Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman, Canada/ South Africa/ Kenya, 2017, 80 min, English/ Liberian English.

OPENING - The Last Revolutionary

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FRI, Nov. 24 @ 7pm - TC Chapel - RED CARPET @ 6:00PM

SUN, Nov. 26 @ 4pm – TC Chapel

THU, Nov 30 @ 6 :15pm – MIST Harlem

Mac Perkins is in his Los Angeles throwback hideout, plotting to stop an attack from the far right and racist groups around the country. When his old ex-revolutionary buddy Jack Armstrong, whom he has not seen in several years, finds him, Jack challenges Mac’s political stance and his notion that there is a need for a so-called revolution. The two men hash out political ideas and ideology as Jack attempts to make Mac see that his methods are archaic and his plans old-fashioned. During the dramatic and humorous interchange between these two old friends whose lives have taken much different paths, secrets are exposed about both men personally and politically that lead to a life and death confrontation. Directed by Michael Brewer, USA, 2017, Drama, 75 min, English.

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