Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television and Film Independent @ LACMA have joined forces on a new film series, Caméras d’Afrique: The Films of West Africa. Curated by Film Independent at LACMA curator Elvis Mitchell, Caméras d’Afrique runs October 3–28, 2013 and includes a diverse selection of films, many of which have never been shown in the U.S. Screenings will be held at LACMA’s Bing Theater on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with free community screenings each Monday on the LMU campus throughout the month.
The series kicks off this Thursday, October 3, 2013, at LACMA with Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s Bye Bye Africa and the U.S. premiere of Grigris, Haroun’s critically acclaimed film that showed at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival. The evening includes a special reception with live music from renowned kora player Karamo Susso, and a Q&A with Haroun moderated by Mitchell.
Other program highlights include Idrissa Ouédraogo’s 1990 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix winner Tilaï (The Law), and the 2013 FESPACO Golden Stallion winner Tey (Today) followed by a Q&A with director Alain Gomis and poet/pioneer/star Saul Williams, both on the LMU campus.
For a full line-up, tickets and to RSVP for free screenings at LMU click here.
LMU students, faculty and staff: show your LMU I.D. at the LACMA box office for a free pair of tickets to any of the screenings in Bing Theater.
Watch curator Elvis Mitchell discuss why you shouldn’t miss Caméras d’Afrique: The Films of West Africa.