Thursday, May 12
New York African Film Festival:
Haiti is in the spotlight at the New York African Film Festival, set to return to an in-person gathering at Film at Lincoln Center (with select screenings available virtually) on Thursday, May 12, under the banner Visions of Freedom.
The Opening Night film is Gessica Généus’s feature directorial debut Freda, about a family’s in Haiti longing to escape ever-present violence. The post-screening discussion with Généus will be hosted by CBS journalists Vladimir Duthiers, who is of Haitian descent.
The festival runs at Film at Lincoln Center through May 17, then heads to the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem and concludes, as always, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQjS1Nuy2gc.
Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery/Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, (between Broadway and Amsterdam), upper level