Film / TV
new york african film fest takes over lincoln center
By Erin White
May 28, 2019
Opening this Thursday, June 30, 2019 at Lincoln Center is the show-stopping New York African Film Festival. A brilliant survey of films from all genres produces throughout the African continent and African Diaspora, the festival paints a vast mural of Black cinema. Featuring documentary and the experimental, these films range from archival achievements to classic fictional storytelling the contextualizes the Black human experience of the past, present, and future.
Now in its 26th year, the New York African Film Festival curates more than a film showcase, but a cultural experience that’s both revelatory and perspective shifting.
Some of the films on exhibition this year are Hello, Rain, the film adaptation of the African-futuristic short story by Hugo Award-winning author, Nnedi Okorafor, Black Goddess (1978, dir. Ola Balogun), and Xoliswa Sithole’s documentary Standing On Their Shoulders, which chronicles the women’s resistance movement in South Africa through the decades.
The New York African Film Festival runs May 30, 2019 until June 4, 2019 at Lincoln Center.
Learn more and get tickets, here.
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