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ADIFF CHICAGO: Bigger Than Africa

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  Historical/Epic Documentary| Premiere: Chicago | 2018 | Runtime: 90 | Country: US  | Directed by: Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye SCHEDULE OPENING NIGHT Friday, June 8,  8:30pm – Q&A with director Oluwatoyin Ibrahim Adekeye Opening Reception at 7:30pm Also, Sunday, June 10, 6:30 pm  –  Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE The most pronounced African Culture of the Diasporas remains the culture of the […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

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South Africa  | 2011 | 90 minutes | English | Mika Kaurismäki SCHEDULE Friday, June 8 @ 6:30pm  – Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Miriam Makeba was forced into exile in 1959. She sang for John F. Kennedy, performed […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: Kirikou and the Sorceress

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 Michel Ocelot | 1998 | 74 min | animated feature in English |  20 year Anniversary! SCHEDULE Saturday, June 9 @ 2 pm – Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou, born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse. Kirikou sets out on […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: Sweet Bottom

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Directed by Gladstone Yearwood , Barbados, 2015, Narrative Feature 94 min, English SCHEDULE Saturday, June 9, 8:30pm  – Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE Roy Ashby, immigrated to Brooklyn from Barbados as a child with his mother. In Brooklyn, Roy’s mother changed her name and cut off contact with her family. Because of her death in an […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: Afro-Latino Shorts

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  SCHEDULE Saturday, June 9 @ 2 pm – Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE Jesse Freeston & Beth Geglia |2013 | 41 min | Honduras|Canada | United States | Documentary | Spanish with English subt. REVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE The inspiring documentary tells the story of how a hospital’s alternative health model is not only transforming communities on […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: C.L.R. JAMES Documentary

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Directed by Ceri Dingle and Rob Harris, UK, 2016, Documentary, 121 min, English CHICAGO PREMIERE SCHEDULE EVERY COOK CAN GOVERN: DOCUMENTING THE LIFE, IMPACT & WORKS OF C.L.R. JAMES Monday, June 11 @ 6:30pm –  Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE This historical tour-de-force interweaves never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James with personal contributions from those who knew him. This […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: ROSA CHUMBE

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Peru | 2016 | 75 minutes | Drama | Spanish with English subtitles | Jonatan Relayze Peru’s 2018 official foreign language Oscar submission! SCHEDULE Monday, June 11 @ 9:00pm  –  Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE Rosa Chumbe –  an Indigenous police officer addicted to alcohol and gambling – and her daughter do no share much love. When the daughter leaves their house, abandoning her child behind, Rosa’s […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: The Road to Sunshine

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Feature | 2017| Premiere: Chicago | Runtime: 130 | Country: Malawi  | Directed by: Shemu Joyah SCHEDULE Saturday, June 9,  3:30pm  TICKETS HERE Exploited by men and ridiculed by their community and town, two young prostitutes struggle to survive and attempt to maintain their humanity in the rough slums of Malawi. This leads to a major, tragic confrontation. As […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: Foreign Body

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France, Tunisia | 2016 | 92 minutes | Arabic and French with English subtitles | Raja Amari  | CHICAGO PREMIERE SCHEDULE Tuesday, June 12 @ 6:30pm –  Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE After a dangerous passage from Tunisia, Samia (Sarra Hannachi) finds refuge at her old friend Imed’s (Salim Kechiouche, Blue is the Warmest Color) apartment in Lyon. Hungry for independence, she finds work with wealthy […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: CENTERPIECE – MULTICULTURAL SHORTS

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CENTERPIECE – Multicultural Shorts Saturday, June 9 @ 6 pm  Jimmy Jean-Louis Visits Tijuana, The Exception and the Rule & Scattered Africa + Q&A followed by reception Jimmy Jean-Louis Visits Tijuana Short | Documentary Directed by: Todd Kellstein Runtime: 16 | Country: US What do Tijuana and Haitians have in common? Recently… a whole lot. Tijuana has become home for a […]

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