African Cinema: African Film Series Launches In Philadelphia

“PHILADELPHIA, PA ‐‐‐ Cinémathèque Internationale of Philadelphia ( has launched a new film series in collaboration with the African American Museum of Philadelphia ( Beginning in July 2012, Cinémathèque will present one film every third Thursday of the month to be screened at the museum, located at 701 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106.

The first series begins with Ousmane Sembene’s seminal Black Girl from 1966. August will bring Moustapha Diop’s The Doctor from Gafire (1986). Jean‐Marie Téno’s 1993 political documentary Africa, I Will Fleece You!, Djibril Diop Mambéty’s surreal allegory Hyenas (1992), and Issa Traore de Brahima’s 2006 The World is a Ballet, fill out the rest of the program.

The initial series ends in December with the locally shot Night Catches Us, a Black Panther narrative starring Anthony Mackie. Director Tanya Hamilton will be in attendance for a Q&A following the film. . .” – Full Story on Shadow & Act.

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