Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kinyarwanda - The First Rwandan Film About 1994 U.S. Release December 2, 2011

From a media release:

African American Women In Cinema is pleased to announce that Terra Renee, President will host
KINYARWANDA
A New Film released by AFFRM - U.S. Release December 2, 2011


• Hosted screening December 3, 2011 at the AMC 42nd Street Theater Time: 4:45pm
Purchase Tickets Here & Check for Additional Screenings


"Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Audience Award"

AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the 2011 Sundance Audience Award winner for World Cinema Drama, KINYARWANDA.

Written and directed by Alrick Brown, KINYARWANDA is the first film conceived within Rwanda and produced by Rwandans regarding the 1994 genocide that saw one million lives lost in 100 days.

KINYARWANDA interweaves six true tales into one epic narrative, confronting the realities of forgiveness in the face of vengeance. The film will be released in theaters December 2011.

Join Terra Renee, of African American Women In Cinema and see KINYARWANDA at 4:45pm on December 3, 2011 at the 42nd St. AMC Theater. (Check the link for additional screenings in Philadelphia, Seattle, Atlanta & Washington DC.)

African American Women in Cinema is proud to support the efforts of ImageNation and Urbanworld of the AFFRM (African American Film Festival Releasing Movement) in presenting the New York City theatrical release of the film KINYARWANDA.  The winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Audience Award, this intimate portrayal is the first film produced by Rwandans, about the tragedy of 1994.

About Kinyarwanda 
In Alrick Brown’s moving directorial feature debut, a young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos, a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family, an imam saves countless lives, and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror. Six intimate stories are interwoven to illustrate both tragedy and triumph.

NEW YORK CITY SCREENINGS:
WHERE:  AMC THEATER 42ND STREET, 234 West 42nd St. • New York, NY • (212) 398-2597
SHOWTIMES: 11:05am | 1:55pm | 4:45pm | 7:35pm | 10:25pm • Opens December 2, 2011
TICKETS: Buy Tickets Here



KINYARWANDA will mark the second feature from AFFRM, the theatrical distribution entity powered by the nation's top black film festival organizations. The collective activates quality black independent films with simultaneous theatrical engagements in select cities.

AFFRM's inaugural feature was the critically-acclaimed drama, "I Will Follow", released in March 2011 to an opening weekend per screen average of $11,428 without a formal advertising or marketing budget.

ABOUT AFFRM: "In essence, what we’re doing is empowering ourselves by distributing our own images. There are robust black film organizations all over the country. Our goal was to organize ourselves into a releasing entity, and our mission is to support black cinema in a very specific way – by offering a handful of black indies a theatrical release," explained  founder Ava DuVernay. "We simply want to offer African-Americans quality black films, while at the same time create a safe haven for filmmakers of color to share their stories, their way."

AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
1-888-AMC-4FUN
DIRECTIONS
Subway:A,C,E to 42nd St-Pt Authority;N,Q,R,W,42nd St S,1,2,3,7 to 42nd St-Times

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