cinema

Get Your Movie On at The New York African Film Festival

Get Your Movie On at The New York African Film Festival

I’ve been aching to write posts about the films I’ve been watching in my African film class this semester, but I’ve held back because a lot of the movies worth writing about are hard to get here in the US. This week, though, marks the start of the 21st New York African Film Festival, taking(…)

Netflix Fix: La Noire de… (Black Girl)

Netflix Fix: La Noire de… (Black Girl)

Say French Nouvelle Vague and immediately you think of Godard and his French colleagues who changed the form for a generation. The Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène may be better known as the father of African film, but his work deserves to be known outside of a regionalized category that says little about his style. His classic La(…)