ADIFF Chicago – 9 to 15 June, 2017 : NYADIFF

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ADIFF Chicago – 9 to 15 June, 2017

To celebrate its 15th Anniversary in Chicago, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) – hosted by Facets Cinematheque and presented by ArtMattan Productionsts from June 9 to 15 – will present its most ambitious program to date in the Windy City. With 16 documentaries and fiction films set in The United States, Chile, Canada, South Africa, Haiti, Spain, France, Guadeloupe, The UK, Burkina Faso, and Egypt, ADIFF Chicago will celebrate 15 years of great cinema and great talks with new films, special events and revealing stories!

To find out more details about the line up and to purchase tickets, click on the film image below.

Afro-Latino Program - Q&A

COMUNIDADES NEGRASFriday, June 9, 2017 @ 6:30PM
Chicago Premiere!

AFRO-LATINO PROGRAM THE VALLEY OF BLACK DESCENDANTS  (EL VALLE DE LOS NEGROS) 
will be shown with  INVISIBLE ROOTS: AFRO-MEXICANS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – 
Q&A with Lizz Mullis

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Everything But a Man – Opening Night Film – Q&A

slide_everythingFriday, June 9 @ 8:30pm
Chicago Premiere!

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION @ 7:30PM
SCREENING @ 8:30PM
Q&A with director after the screening
Second screening on Sunday, June 11 @ 4:15pm

She’s Sexy, Strong, Successful… and still single. A successful African-American career woman has a life-changing romance […] Read More

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band

mary_lou_williams300dpiSaturday, June 10 @ 4pm  
Chicago Premiere!

From child prodigy to “Boogie-Woogie Queen” to groundbreaking composer to mentoring some of the greatest musicians of all time, Mary Lou Williams never ceased to astound those who […]

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BLACK PARIS – screening and Q&A

BlackParisSliderSaturday, June 10  @ 6PM
Chicago Premiere!

Paris Noir – African Americans in the City of Light – Q&A
WHEN AFRICAN AMERICANS CAME TO PARIS  

Paris Noir – African Americans in the City of Light is an exciting, enlightening documentary on the presence of African-Amiricans in Paris […]  Read More

Adopted ID – Screening & Q&A

IdoptedIDwideSaturday, June 10 @ 8pm
Chicago Premiere!
Screening sponsored by the Dusable Association!      
RECEPTION @ 7PM
SCREENING @ 8PM

This gripping observational documentary uncovers the extraordinary journey of 27 year old Judith Craig. Abandoned at birth, she bravely returns to where she […]  Read More


The Black Mozart in Cuba & Torment of Love

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Chicago Premiere!

Stories from Guadeloupe: Torments of Love & Black Mozart in Cuba

Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier de St George, was a Black classical composer and violin virtuoso born in Guadeloupe in the mid 18th century.

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The Naked Poet – ADIFF Chicago Centerpiece – Q&A

nakedpoetSunday, June 11, 2017
Chicago Premiere!

CENTERPIECE RECEPTION @ 5:30PM
SCREENING @ 6:45PM

Q&A with director after the screening  
Second screening on Monday, June 12 @ 8:30pm – Q&A

The NAKED POET (A Heart Divided) is the Story of a Poet called Lazarus. The […]Read More

Montreal, White City

slide_montrealwhitecityTuesday, June 13 @6:30PM
Chicago Premiere! 

Screening sponsored by The Quebec Government Office – Chicago 

One Christmas evening in Montreal, Amokrane, an Algerian taxi driver, picks up Kahina, a former Algerian pop star that he thought was dead.  […]  Read More

 

Sins of the Flesh

slide_sinsWednesday, June 14 @ 8:30pm
Chicago Premiere

A drama set against the Egyptian revolution as a back drop, the story is build around four people who live on a desert farm. It examines issues of love, revenge, passion and the […]

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MAMA AFRICA – Miriam Makeba – Q&A

MIRIAM MAKEBAFriday, June 15 @ 6:30PM   Screening followed by reception sponsored by the Chicago South African Consulate!Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in […]Read More

 

 

 

Hogtown – Closing Night Film – Q&A

hogtown 3Thursday, June 15 @ 8:30pm
CLOSING NIGHT  
Q&A with director after the screening
Reception at 7:30pmHOGTOWN is set in 1919 Chicago against the backdrop of the race riots of that year. The story follows an investigation into the […]  Read More

 

 

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