Thursday, April 12, 2012

I RECOMMEND: RELENTLESS by Andy Amadi Okoroafor at the 19th AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL


This movie has been on my most anticipated list for some time, since I first saw the teaser some time ago. Paris-based Nigerian director, Andy Amadi Okoroafor's debut feature length movie is going to be premiering in New York as the centerpiece film of the 19th African Film Festival. The director of the film is a good friend of mine and I remember hearing about this movie years ago as it was in the process of its making...from what I can tell, it is a beautifully shot and directed, haunting and thought-provoking modern day epic that also boasts an amazing cast and soundtrack. For those who are fans of the singer Nneka, this is her first movie role. I'm really looking forward to see it...not to be missed!
Excerpt from the synopsis:
"A haunting story about loneliness, love and self-discovery that explores Africaís throbbing megacity Lagos, and the effects of war and loss. Obi, an orphan brought up by the military, becomes a peace-keeping soldier in worn torn Sierra Leone. He meets Blessing a Sierra Leonean woman and falls in love for the first time. His world and life are devastated when he finds Blessing mutilated by kid soldiers and rebels. His only option is to kill her misery." Read more oClam Films
On Friday, April 13th, 2012, African Film Festival, Inc. and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 19th New York African Film Festival centerpiece film, ‘Relentless’ by Andy Amadi Okoroafor.

Join the festival as we celebrate the U.S. premiere of the film, with a special pre-screening dance performance by Khaleah London, and a post-screening party! BUY TICKETS

The film screening starts at 8:00pm and the party starts at 10:00pm
BANTU feat. NNEKA "I am waiting" from Relentless soundtrack by Andy Amadi Okoroafor.

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