Last night marked the beginning of our African Cinema season and did we kick it off in style or did we kick it off in style?
A sold out Palace Picturehouse enjoyed not one, not two but five films – as well as a fine selection of cakes – all of which impressed and really made a connection with the audience. Showcasing documentaries from across the African continent, last night was a momentous one as it was by far our highest scoring event ever.
Sodom & Gomorrah dir. Chris Caliman – 3.61
Catharsis: A Self Portrait dir. Alia Ayman – 4.00
Les Enfants de Guela’a dir. Adam Abada – 2.94
Stocktown X Smarteez from South Africa dir. Stocktown – 4.06
Benda Bilili! (2010) dir. Renaud Barret and Florent de La Tullaye – 4.94
And there you have it – Benda Bilili! is now our highest scoring film ever, narrowly missing out on a perfect 5.00. Still this will take some beating.
Thank you to everyone you came down to the Mills and making it such a memorable occasion.
We hope you’ll join us next month for the modern masterpiece Moolaadé written and directed by one of Africa’s greatest filmmakers Ousmane Sembène. Tickets are on sale now from our online box office.
See you next time!