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African film festival 2011 – 12th Summer outdoor screenings series: SHOOT THE MESSENGER
Director (Ngozi Onwurah) will be in attendance. Cinema Under The Stars (Cinéma sous les étoiles).

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SUNDAY, JULY 17th, 2011
The Sunday Movie at Mid-Manhattan Library, Annex


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MID-MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY, MANHATTAN

EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY & AUGUST!

African Film Festival, Inc. and Mid-Manhattan Library
Presents
The Sunday Movies at Mid-Manhattan Library


MID-MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY, ANNEX
40th Street and 5th Avenue, 6th Floor – New York, NY


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2:00 p.m.

Every Sunday, in the months of July and August, join African Film Festival, Inc. and the Mid-Manhattan Library as we present the best in classic and contemporary African cinema.

(Shoot the Messenger – Dir. Ngozi Onwurah)


THIS SUNDAY!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
2 p.m.

Film:
Shoot the Messenger*

Ngozi Onwurah, UK, 2006, 100 min.

Joe is determined to save the black youngsters at his school from a life of gangs, crime and underachievement. When a seemingly minor incident escalates out of control, Joe loses his job, turns against his community, and descends into madness before realizing he still has a lot to learn. This film was the winner of the Dennis Potter Screenwriting Award and two BAFTA TV Awards.

* Director will be in attendance.


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For almost twenty years, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the medium of film. AFF’s unique place in the international arts community is distinguished not only by leadership in festival management but by a comprehensive approach to the advocacy of African film and culture. AFF established the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) in 1993 with Film Society of Lincoln Center. The New York African Film Festival is presented annually at the Walter Reade Theater by African Film Festival, Inc. and Film Society of Lincoln Center, in association with Brooklyn Academy of Music. AFF also produces a series of local, national, and international programs throughout the year.

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization.