New York’s African Film Festival, Inc just announced that they’ll be hosting a screening of Ngozi Onwurah’s powerful film Shoot the Messenger on Sunday, July 17.

From the release:

African Film Festival, Inc. and Mid-Manhattan Library
The Sunday Movies at Mid-Manhattan Library

40th Street and 5th Avenue, 6th Floor – New York, NY
@ 2:00 p.m.

Every Sunday, in the months of July and August, join African Film Festival, Inc. and the Mid-Manhattan Library as we present the best in classic and contemporary African cinema.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

2 p.m. 


Shoot the Messenger*

Ngozi Onwurah, UK, 2006, 100 min.

Joe is determined to save the black youngsters at his school from a life of gangs, crime and underachievement. When a seemingly minor incident escalates out of control, Joe loses his job, turns against his community, and descends into madness before realizing he still has a lot to learn. This film was the winner of the Dennis Potter Screenwriting Award and two BAFTA TV Awards.

*Director will be in attendance.


About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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