Film Screening: My Friend Fela – Feb 17, 2020 @ 8:10pm @ VanCity Theatre (Vancouver)

For more information: VIFF website link

Date: Monday, February 17, 2020

Time: 8:10pm

Location: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8

Cost: $13 (link to purchase tickets Click Here)

Event Description:

MAD | Black History Month | Music Mondays

“My Friend Fela explores the life of legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti from the perspective of his long-time friend Carlos Moore. Locating Fela’s story firmly within the Black Consciousness movement, the film follows him from his first travels to London and New York – where he was confronted with his own blackness and African identity for the first time – to his ascent as one of the planet’s most acclaimed musical talents, and his eventual death in 1997.

As the documentary unfolds, we learn about the many influences that shaped Fela’s extraordinary life, from his relationship with his mother to his numerous and problematic relationships with women to his mutually influential encounters with seminal African-American figures. The resulting film is both a portrait of a remarkable man and a tribute to the Pan-African generation.” – South African International Documetnary Festival

“It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact and importance of Fela Kuti to the global musical village: producer, arranger, musician, political radical, outlaw. He was all that, as well as showman par excellence, inventor of Afro-beat, an unredeemable sexist, and a moody megalomaniac….” John Dougan, All Music

Director Joel Zito Araújo
Country of Origin: Brazil
Year: 2019
Running Time: 94 mins
Format: DCP
Classification: 19+
Language:In English, French with English subtitles
Related Links: Trailer
Featuring: Fela Kuti

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