The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art presents
African Art House Film Festival
Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
First-come, first-served tickets available at theater box office day of screening
Limit of 4 passes per person
All screenings at Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC
Man On Ground U.S. premiere!
Dir. Akin Omotoso. South Africa 2011. 90 min, English with Yoruba, Sotho, Zulu.
An indie thriller that portrays the rising xenophobia against Nigerian immigrants in South Africa.
Q & A with director Akin Omotoso and actor Hakeem Kae Kazim
Dir. Djibril Diop Mambety. Senegal 1973. 85 min., Wolof, Arabic, French with English subtitles.
This classic road movie from Senegal follows two young lovers living in Dakar who long for Paris and concoct schemes to pay their way.
Q & A with film historian Françoise Pfaff (Howard University)
Dir. Jean-Pierre Bekolo. Zimbabwe /Cameroon 1996. 71 min.
With a heavy dose of satire, this postmodern film questions if Africans prefer high art festival films or American action flicks.
Q & A with film historian Mbye Cham (Howard University)
The Nine Muses
Dir. John Akomfrah. Alaska and archival material, 2011. 94 min.
This beautiful and enigmatic documentary film mixes archival material and original scenes, and considers mass migration to post-war Britain from 1949 to 1970 as a parallel to Homer's The Odyssey.
Q & A with director John Akomfrah
The Nine Muses presented in partnership with George Washington University Department of Fine Arts and Art History Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee