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
Presents
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

2 p.m. 

FILM:

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.

 

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