Sat 26 April: Film Africa triple bill

nxdfffThree exciting new urban films chosen by Film Africa, London’s annual festival of African film. Show up for one or stay for all three – all are free. Older children welcome.

Where: New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS. Google map
When: 2pm-6pm Saturday 26 April 2014
Tickets: Free. No booking – just show up!
Part of New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival 2014

Kenya 2012. 60 mins. PG
Fourteen-year-old Abila awakes one Saturday to find his feckless father feeling so ill that he’s unable to open their tiny grocery shop. When Dad declares his soul has been stolen, Abi decides to take matters into his own hands, and embarks on a magical adventure in the streets and slums of Nairobi. ‘With a ticking clock and a sense of the mysterious impinging into the workaday world, the story hares off into sub-plots and sidelines, with a coming-of-age story running in parallel with the mystic quest.’ MUBI

Ghana 2012. 60 mins. Certificate 12
The world’s first ever pidgin musical comedy is a day in the life of two friends (The FOKN Bois) hustling to collect a debt owed them by a wily friend – with hilarious and hip-hop-infused consequences. ‘There’s no excuse for you to miss it!’ MTV Iggy

4pm: TEY (TODAY)
Senegal 2012. 86 mins. Certificate 12
Best Film winner at FESPACO 2013, directed by Alain Gomis. Although today is the last day of his life, Satché accepts his imminent death – and takes a lyrical walk through his city. ‘There’s a spirituality and soulfulness to the simple allegorical story that keep it captivating.’ Hollywood Reporter

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