From the release:
African Film Festival, Inc. and Mid-Manhattan Library
The Sunday Movies at Mid-Manhattan Library
MID-MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY, ANNEX
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
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.