23rd Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival Lineup Announced

ADIFF 2015 has selected a total of 57 films from 27 countries. The lineup is rich in topics and themes presenting from different perspectives the human experience of people of color.

Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie, Geraldine Chaplin, Epatha Merkerson, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sonia Sanchez, Rusty Cundieff, Stanley Nelson, and Thierry Michel are some of the names that lead the 23rd African Diaspora International Film Festival.

Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas, Teachers College, Columbia University and Mist Harlem will host this event from November 27 through December 13. With a world premiere, 9 US premieres and 16 NY premieres, ADIFF is more independent than ever with its rich and eclectic selection of films that cover many parts of the world. Twenty one of the films in ADIFF 2015 are directed by women.

Making their world and US debut in ADIFF 2015 are Opening Night film “The Man Who Mends Women, The Wrath of Hippocrates” by Thierry Michel which tells the story of Dr. Denis Mukwege, a man who has dedicated his life to assist women subjected to rape in his native DRC and World Premiere “Julien’s Bed” by Kirk Shannon-Butts, a visually imaginative film with a poetic story line about an African-American in Paris trying to reconnect with his lover. “Julien’s Bed” will screen in the first ever ADIFF LGBT Evening program with the South-African film “While You Were Not Looking” by Catherine Stewart. This beautifully shot drama explores gay life in South Africa with courage and imagination as the issue of class and the building of the New South Africa are very much at the center of the story.

The Black British program highlight will be the NY Premiere presentation of TIFF’s official selection “Second Coming” by Debbie Tucker Green starring Idris Elba as a man who enjoys a peaceful life in a marriage that is about to change due to unexpected circumstances.

The Talking about Chicago program will feature the two NY Premieres “70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green” by Ronit Bezale and “Takin’ Place” by Cyrus Dowlatshahi, two documentaries about Chicago’s South Side and its inhabitants that expose an alternative reality to that traditionally presented in the media.

Among the films that explore historical themes will be the US Premiere of “If Only I Were That Warrior” by Valerio Ciriaci – ADIFF 2015 Gala Screening - which moves in and out of Ethiopia, Italy and the United States to tell us a story of unpunished war crimes, colonial wars and African history.

The African Diaspora International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

About African Diaspora Film Festival:
The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is a not-for-profit organization established in New York in 1993. ADIFF is an international film festival which offers a unique quality cinematic experience that places at its center the humanity of people of world.

African Diaspora Film Festival,
535 Cathedral Parkway,
St 14B,
New York - 10025,
New York, United States,
Phone: (+1) - 2128641760,
E-Mail: pr@nyadiff.org

Contact Details

Company Name: African Diaspora Film Festival
Issued By: Diarah NDaw Spech
Phone: 2128641760
Address: 535 Cathedral Parkway, St 14B, New York - 10025, New York, United States
City: New York
State: New York
Zip: 10025
Country: United States
Website: Visit the website

Keywords : film festival, black films, New York,

by Diarah NDaw Spech (few years ago!)

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