African Films: The First Grader Opens this Friday May 13th in Los Angeles & New York City!

Ladybrille New Yorkers and Los Angelenos, the First Grader opens this Friday in theaters near you! Other cities include Chicago, DC, San Jose, Atlanta, Baltimore, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Berkeley, Scottsdale and many more. Check your local listings and check it out!

THE FIRST GRADER tells the remarkable uplifting true story of an 84 year-old ex Mau Mau Freedom Fighter in Kenya that enrolls in the first grade for the first time in his life after the Kenyan government offers free education for all. It was directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl), written by Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia) and stars Naomie Harris (of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, 28 Days Later, Miami Vice).

Winner of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival Audience Prize, Toronto Film Festival Audience Prize – runner-up to A King’s Speech, Sedona Film Festival Best Director’s Choice and the Audience Choice Award, The Pan African Film Festival Audience Choice Award, Palm Beach Film Festival Best Feature Film Award, Nashville International Film Festival Audience Choice Award and the Rochester 360/365 Film Festival Audience Prize for Best Narrative Film.

Releasing May 13
Los Angeles, CA Landmark Theater
New York, NY Angelika Film Center
New York, NY Beekman Theater

May 20, 2011
Irvine, CA Westpark 8
San Diego, CA La Jolla Village
San Francisco, CA Embarcadero
Washington, DC Bethesda Row
Atlanta, GA Tara Cinemas
Chicago, IL Renaissance Place Cinema
Chicago, IL Century Centre
Evanston, IL Century Evanston/CineArts 6
Boston, MA Kendall Square
Philadelphia, PA Ritz 5
Dallas, TX Landmark Magnolia Pictures
Houston, TX Greenway Grand Palace Stadium
Arlington, VA Shirlington

Releasing May 27, 2011
Scottsdale, AZ Camelview 5
Berkeley, CA Shattuck 10
Encino, CA Town Center 5
Palo Alto, CA Palo Alto Square 2
Pasadena, CA Playhouse 7
Pleasant Hill, CA Pleasant Hill 21
San Jose, CA San Jose Santana Row 6
Santa Rosa, CA Summerfield Cinemas
San Rafael, CA Rafael Film Center
Stamford, CT The Avon
Hartford, CT Bow Tie Cinema City at the Palace
New Haven, CT Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas
Indianapolis, IN Keystone Art
Detroit, MI Maple Art 3
Kansas City, MO Cinemark Palace at Plaza
Kansas City, MO Glenwood Arts
St Louis, MO Plaza Frontenac
Minneapolis, MN Edina Theater
Charlotte, NC Regal Cinemas Manor Twin
Albuquerque, NM Century 14 Downtown
Santa Fe, NM Devargas Mall Cinema
Montclair, NJ Clairidge 6
Las Vegas, NV Cinemark 16 Suncoast
Roslyn, NY Roslyn 4
White Plains, NY Cinema 100 Quad
Cleveland, OH Cedar Lee
Portland, OR Fox Tower Stadium
Knoxville, TN Regal Downtown West Cinema
Austin, TX Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills
Plano, TX Angelika Film Center & Cafe
Salt Lake City, UT Broadway Centre 6
Seattle, WA Metro Cinema

Releasing June 3, 2011
Tucson, AZ Tucson El Con 20
Palm Springs, CA Camelot Theaters
Rancho Mirage, CA Century Rancho Mirage The River
Ventura, CA Century Downtown 10
Boca Raton, FL Cinemark Palace 20
Albany, NY Spectrum Theater
Reno, NV Cinemark Century Riverside
Rochester, NY Little 5
Madison, WI Sundance Madison
Releasing June 10, 2011
Boise, ID The Flicks
Baltimore, MD Charles Theater
Ithaca, NY Cinemapolis

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