April’s Awesomeness at the BFC/A!

Nina Lorez Collins, daughter of the late Kathleen Collins, whose masterwork Losing Ground was the great rediscovered film of 2015, will read selections from a new book of her mother’s writing, Notes from a Black Woman’s Diary. The conversation with Collins, BFC/A Director Terri Francis and Professor of English Vivian Halloran precedes a screening of Losing Ground (1982), which had … Continue reading April’s Awesomeness at the BFC/A!

See Burial of Kojo April 10, 7PM Wells 048

This ARRAY screening will take place in the IU Libraries Screening Room, Wells 048 at 7PM. Director, Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule is scheduled to be present for a post screening discussion. You don't want to miss this exciting and exclusive event! FREE TIX HERE: https://libraries.indiana.edu/burial-kojo The Burial of Kojo is an official selection of the 2019 Pan … Continue reading See Burial of Kojo April 10, 7PM Wells 048

Damn the Man, Save the Rex! – Akosua Adoma Owusu Reinvigorates Ghanaian Cinema Culture

Akosua Adoma Owusu is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have shown all over the world.  Earlier this year her film Kwaku Ananse won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Short Film.  She recently changed her home base from suburban DC to Accra, and in her latest project, she's aiming to reinvigorate film-going culture in … Continue reading Damn the Man, Save the Rex! – Akosua Adoma Owusu Reinvigorates Ghanaian Cinema Culture

Ghanaian Film Posters on Display at Grunwald Gallery of Art

The Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University will open “Axe of Vengeance: Ghanaian Film Posters and Film Viewing Culture” on August 24th.  The exhibit will feature the large hand painted posters ubiquitous in Ghana in the 1980s and used for advertising public screenings of films played on VCRs.  The exhibit will focus not only … Continue reading Ghanaian Film Posters on Display at Grunwald Gallery of Art

A Glimpse into the BFC/A’s FESPACO Poster Collection, Part 5 – Ghanian Canvas Posters

When I first started working here, I knew I would be working primarily with the FESPACO poster collection. I naively assumed that they would all be made out of some sort of paper product and likely be mass-produced. Well, that turned out to be quite wrong since the BFC/A also has a small collection of … Continue reading A Glimpse into the BFC/A’s FESPACO Poster Collection, Part 5 – Ghanian Canvas Posters

‘Deadly and Brutal’ Film Posters from Ghana on View at The International Design Museum Munich

MUNICH.- Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich presents 'Deadly and Brutal' film posters from Ghana, on view until June 26, 2011. Graphic design from West Africa: Ever since the 1980s, hand-painted posters have advertised Nollywood and locally-made action movies or family dramas in Ghana, not to mention the Hollywood blockbusters and martial … Continue reading ‘Deadly and Brutal’ Film Posters from Ghana on View at The International Design Museum Munich

Indiana University Coffeehouse Nights: Bernard Woma

On Thursday, September 16th, at 7pm Ghanaian drummer and xylophonist Bernard Woma will perform at the Indiana University Art Museum for the final installment of the Coffeehouse Nights series. IUAM offers music and other diversions to make for an enjoyable evening.  Enjoy coffee samples and sweet treats compliments of Bloomingfoods and Angles in the museum's … Continue reading Indiana University Coffeehouse Nights: Bernard Woma