Friday, July 15, 2011

Films From Africa in the Bronx

TONIGHT, 7/15 7-10pm
Film screenings in collaboration with the African Film Festival
Admission: Free (outdoor event!) 
BYOB (bring your own blanket)
RSVP on Facebook

Music by Iboru (Afro-Cuban, Yoruba, Rumba)

Film screenings

Michelle Medina, Morocco, 2010, 59min.
All I Wanna Do follows the dreams of 48-year-old Simohamed who works as a parking guard and his 17-year-old son Ayoub, who acts in Hollywood films such as 'Charlie Wilson's War'. When Ayoub's dreams of going to Hollywood are dashed he turns to music and forms a hip hop group with his father. Like fish out of water, the duo set out to meet their heroes, enter studios and radio stations for the first time in an adventure through the music industry of Casablanca.

Charlie Ahearn, USA, 2005, 8min.
An East African MC, Balozi Dola, wanders into a Bronx barbershop on his pilgrimage to find “the real hip hop.” Stubeling upon the pioneers of the New York hip hop scene, including Grandmaster Flash’s original partner DJ Eazy Mike, Balozi enters the scene rhyming with Grandmaster Caz.

Joyce Kilmer Park
Grand Concourse Bet E 161 St and E 164 St
Bronx, NY
4 Train to 161/Yankee Stadium

For almost twenty years, AFF has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the medium of film.

Rain location: Bronx Museum