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Past Screenings
January 2010

Wednesday,
Sept. 16
7:30 pm






 

Africa in Harlem

Nollywood Babylon

Dir. Samir Mallal, 2009, 74 min.
Nollywood Babylon covers the Nigerian film industry's phenomenal success. Propelled by a booming 70s soundtrack of African underground music, the film drops viewers into the chaos of the Idumota market. Here, amongst the bustling stalls, films are sold and unlikely stars are born, like Aki and Paw-Paw, Nigeria's superstar acting duo kings of the streets who are small in stature but pack massive screen appeal. And Helen Ukpabio, a former cult member who has become one of Nigerias most successful producers, and whose "voodoo-horror" films have drawn a multitude of converts to her influential Christian sect. At the films heart is Nollywoods most popular filmmaker, Lancelot Idowu Imasuen, aka The Guv'nor. Lancelot, who at 36, has made over 150 films, is a master of the "sharp, sharp, lets go, lets go" film style--furious, inspired productions that exude creative flair. Committed to making money and making statements, he is a true innovator of the form and reflects the soul of Nollywood cinema.

 

Thursday,
Sept. 17
7:30 pm






 

Africa in Harlem

Nollywood Babylon

Dir. Samir Mallal, 2009, 74 min.
Nollywood Babylon covers the Nigerian film industry's phenomenal success. Propelled by a booming 70s soundtrack of African underground music, the film drops viewers into the chaos of the Idumota market. Here, amongst the bustling stalls, films are sold and unlikely stars are born, like Aki and Paw-Paw, Nigeria's superstar acting duo kings of the streets who are small in stature but pack massive screen appeal. And Helen Ukpabio, a former cult member who has become one of Nigerias most successful producers, and whose "voodoo-horror" films have drawn a multitude of converts to her influential Christian sect. At the films heart is Nollywoods most popular filmmaker, Lancelot Idowu Imasuen, aka The Guv'nor. Lancelot, who at 36, has made over 150 films, is a master of the "sharp, sharp, lets go, lets go" film style--furious, inspired productions that exude creative flair. Committed to making money and making statements, he is a true innovator of the form and reflects the soul of Nollywood cinema.

 

Friday,
Sept. 18
7:30 pm






 

Africa in Harlem

Nollywood Babylon
Dir. Samir Mallal, 2009, 74 min.
Nollywood Babylon covers the Nigerian film industry's phenomenal success. Propelled by a booming 70s soundtrack of African underground music, the film drops viewers into the chaos of the Idumota market. Here, amongst the bustling stalls, films are sold and unlikely stars are born, like Aki and Paw-Paw, Nigeria's superstar acting duo kings of the streets who are small in stature but pack massive screen appeal. And Helen Ukpabio, a former cult member who has become one of Nigerias most successful producers, and whose "voodoo-horror" films have drawn a multitude of converts to her influential Christian sect. At the films heart is Nollywoods most popular filmmaker, Lancelot Idowu Imasuen, aka The Guv'nor. Lancelot, who at 36, has made over 150 films, is a master of the "sharp, sharp, lets go, lets go" film style--furious, inspired productions that exude creative flair. Committed to making money and making statements, he is a true innovator of the form and reflects the soul of Nollywood cinema.

 

Wednesday,
Sept. 23
7:30 pm






 

Africa in Harlem

Democracy in Dakar
Dir. Ben Herson, Magee Mcilvaine, Christopher Moore, 2009, 69 min.
Democracy in Dakar is a groundbreaking documentary film about hip-hop youth and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven part documentary mini-series released via the internet - the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.

 

Thursday,
Sept. 24
7:30 pm






 

Africa in Harlem

Democracy in Dakar
Dir. Ben Herson, Magee Mcilvaine, Christopher Moore, 2009, 69 min.
Democracy in Dakar is a groundbreaking documentary film about hip-hop youth and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven part documentary mini-series released via the internet - the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.

 

Friday,
Sept. 25
7:30 pm






 

Africa in Harlem

Democracy in Dakar
Dir. Ben Herson, Magee Mcilvaine, Christopher Moore, 2009, 69 min.
Democracy in Dakar is a groundbreaking documentary film about hip-hop youth and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven part documentary mini-series released via the internet - the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.

 

Saturday,
Sept. 26
7:30 pm






 

Africa in Harlem

Democracy in Dakar
Dir. Ben Herson, Magee Mcilvaine, Christopher Moore, 2009, 69 min.
Democracy in Dakar is a groundbreaking documentary film about hip-hop youth and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven part documentary mini-series released via the internet - the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.


Q&A with filmmakers and music performances

 

Monday,
Sept. 28
7:30 pm






 

Africa in Harlem

Soul Power
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, 2009, 93 min.
Soul Power is a 2008 documentary film directed by Jeff Levy-Hinte about the Zaire 74 music festival which accompanied the "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight boxing championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in October 1974.The film was made from archival footage; other footage shot at the time focusing on the fight was edited to form the film When We Were Kings.

Performers in the film include James Brown, Celia Cruz and the Fania All-Stars, B.B. King, Miriam Makeba, The Spinners, Bill Withers, and Manu Dibango.
Footage was shot by a variety of camera operators, including Albert Maysles and Kevin Keating.

Q&A with filmmakers

 

Tuesday,
Sept. 29
7:30 pm






 

Africa in Harlem

Soul Power
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, 2009, 93 min.
Soul Power is a 2008 documentary film directed by Jeff Levy-Hinte about the Zaire 74 music festival which accompanied the "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight boxing championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in October 1974.The film was made from archival footage; other footage shot at the time focusing on the fight was edited to form the film When We Were Kings.

Performers in the film include James Brown, Celia Cruz and the Fania All-Stars, B.B. King, Miriam Makeba, The Spinners, Bill Withers, and Manu Dibango.
Footage was shot by a variety of camera operators, including Albert Maysles and Kevin Keating.

Q&A with filmmakers

 

Wednesday,
Sept. 30
7:30 pm






 

Africa in Harlem

Soul Power
Dir. Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, 2009, 93 min.
Soul Power is a 2008 documentary film directed by Jeff Levy-Hinte about the Zaire 74 music festival which accompanied the "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight boxing championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in October 1974.The film was made from archival footage; other footage shot at the time focusing on the fight was edited to form the film When We Were Kings.

Performers in the film include James Brown, Celia Cruz and the Fania All-Stars, B.B. King, Miriam Makeba, The Spinners, Bill Withers, and Manu Dibango.
Footage was shot by a variety of camera operators, including Albert Maysles and Kevin Keating.

Q&A with cinematographers Kevin Keating and Albert Maysles

 
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