Timbuktu (Mauritania/France)

WEDNESDAY JULY 5, 2017 | Pre-Screening Performance at 7PM, Film Begins at Sundown

Beginning at 7pm enjoy classic afro-funk, afro-beat, and psychedelic dance music from Brooklyn-based Super Yamba Band. Food vendor Suya HotSpot will be serving delicious West-African BBQ cuisine

Timbuktu (Mauritania/France)
Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako; 2014, 97 mins.

A melding of two sensibilities: the otherworldly beauty of an Arabian Nights fairytale and the worst extremes of 21st century religious fundamentalism. Set in Mali, this Academy Award-nominated drama follows a young family of Tuareg shepherds, emphasizing the loving nature of their relationships and the deeply sensual colors, textures, sights, and sounds that define their quotidian existence. Enter a band of radical jihadists whose sharia law forbids listening to Western music, playing soccer, or socializing between the sexes. Defying their rules brings horrendous, even fatal consequences.

Programmed by Film Forum.

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