New York Times features the 21st New York African Film Festival. 
May 2, 2014

New York Times features the 21st New York African Film Festival. 

The 21st New York African Film Festival on TIME OUT Magazine!
May 2, 2014

The 21st New York African Film Festival on TIME OUT Magazine!

April 29, 2014

Watch the trailer for the critically-acclaimed and controversial South African film, Of Good Report, screening at NYAFF on Saturday, May 10th at 6:30pm and Monday, May 12th at 9:00pm. Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1kkzRnU

An illicit affair between an introverted high school teacher and his pupil spirals out of control, in this controversial South African-set noir directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka.

Controversially banned then unbanned by the South African government this year, Jahmil Qubeka’s second feature is a consummate tribute to classic film noir, albeit an irreverent and thoroughly South African rendition of the genre.

Schoolteacher Parker Sithole (Mothusi Magano) has arrived in a rural South African township with no local connections, but his unassuming disposition inspires trust and sympathy, and he comes “of good report”: with a glowing recommendation from his previous employer. He promptly begins an illicit affair with one of his new pupils, sixteen-year-old Nolitha (Petronella Tshuma). It proves to be a disastrous development for both.

Set in a township that reeks of the economically precarious working poor’s despair, Of Good Report dives into the rarely visited moral worlds of these impoverished black communities, burrowing into their dark recesses and exploring their complex social webs. In a place that the State has turned away from, a place rife with vice, greed, loneliness, and the fear of sinking further into poverty, a man can get away with anything — including a gruesome murder. Sithole, who by official record and outward behaviour embodies the “good” citizen — grandson, educator, potential husband — is in reality a psychopath. The film grants him neither mercy nor salvation, refraining from drawing into psychological analysis to paint him as a victim.

Superbly filmed in black and white, Of Good Report takes us well out of our comfort zones with the boldness of an artistic and political maverick. Audiences should be forewarned: the film’s depictions of Sithole’s crimes and their aftermath is heavy viewing that may disturb even seasoned cinema-goers, and is bound to jolt and to challenge usually complacent representations of South African — and universal — morality.

April 7, 2014

WATCH THE TRAILER OF THE OPENING NIGHT FILM! 

Confusion Na Wa traces the lives of a disparate group of individuals as their paths cross over the course of one day. Their result is a story of lust, infidelity, friendship, revenge, heartbreak and confusion.
US Premiere  ! 
April 7, 2014

This is the core of the 21st New York African Film Festival: the experience of revolution and liberation in and from Africa in the twenty-first century. All of the films featured will tackle the path to liberation or the feeling of freedom itself:  its impact, its agents, but first and foremost its visual splendor.

April 7, 2014

IT’S OFFICIAL !!

We will premiere Biyi Bandele’s highly anticipated film Half of a Yellow Sun, a rendition of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling book about the Biafran war, a movie that glows thanks to the leading performances of Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose and Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor

Here, The trailer !

Confusion Na Wa and Half of Yellow Sun open at this year’s New York African Film Festival. It’s the US Premiere you’ve been waiting for. And this is just 2 out of 42 great cinematic chef-d’oeuvres ! The creme of African filmmaking will be in attendance.
April 7, 2014

Confusion Na Wa and Half of Yellow Sun open at this year’s New York African Film Festival. It’s the US Premiere you’ve been waiting for. And this is just 2 out of 42 great cinematic chef-d’oeuvres ! The creme of African filmmaking will be in attendance.

Mark your calendars, New York and L.A. folks, Jono Oliver’s new movie "Home" is not one to miss out on! Gbenga Akinnagbe’s performance is flawless. Check out the trailer here: http://www.homethefilm.com/trailer/ 
November 20, 2013

Mark your calendars, New York and L.A. folks, Jono Oliver’s new movie "Home" is not one to miss out on! Gbenga Akinnagbe’s performance is flawless. Check out the trailer here: http://www.homethefilm.com/trailer/ 

From the Ashes: Story of a New Sierra Leone
In God Loves Uganda, in New York City on Oct. 11th, Academy Award winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Get your tix today! Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/16jbjTD
October 7, 2013

In God Loves Uganda, in New York City on Oct. 11th, Academy Award winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Get your tix today! Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/16jbjTD