This annual festival draws on the best of African cinema and films from the African diaspora.
Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in It
I Am Not Your Negro
Martha & Niki
Documentary meets magical neorealism in Haitian-born filmmaker Felin’s gorgeous tribute to the resilience and beauty of her homeland, set five years after its devastating 2010 earthquake.
This “indelible, must-see ode to gay New York” (New York Times) showcases the vibrant dance art form/way of life known as Kiki, born from the ballroom movement and led by an outspoken new generation of activist LGBTQ youth of color.
The acclaimed Chadian director of A Screaming Man turns to documentary with this moving work on his country’s healing and reconciliation, filmed while its former dictator was standing trial for war crimes. “Harrowing and hopeful” (Hollywood Reporter).
This high-energy documentary profiles two young Afro-Swedish women as they take on the macho world of competitive hip-hop dance—and win.
Peck’s acclaimed documentary is an invigorating look at the great writer James Baldwin, and at the fight for civil rights both in the past and now. “An act of provocation and prophecy” (Village Voice).
This profile of legendary Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène is “an enormously moving portrait of the profound way that art can transform those who come in contact with it” (New York Magazine). With Billy Woodberry’s short Marseille après la guerre.
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A comic fable about a middle-aged man in Dakar whose life changes when he receives a money order from Paris. “Sembène’s approach is spare, laconic, slightly ironic, and never patronizing” (New York Times).
Recommended for ages 7 & up
This vibrantly colorful animated sequel to the popular Kirikou and the Sorceress finds little Kirikou using his brains and heart to help his fellow African villagers. With a superb soundtrack by Youssou N’Dour and Manu Dibango.
Alice Diop’s intimate featurette portrays the inner thoughts and public territory of young men in a Paris suburb. With shorts The Return (Yohann Kouam), Reluctantly Queer (Akosua Adoma Owusu), and The Sense of Touch (Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo).
Musician Mdou Moctar and the founder of the label Sahel Sounds join together for this unexpected remix of Prince’s Purple Rain, set amidst the electrified, electrifying Tuareg music scene of Saharan Niger.