UCLA African Studies Center will host two screenings of the film "Tey" at the American Film Institute Fest (AFI Fest). AFI Fest runs November 1-8, 2012.
Director: Alain Gomis
Cast: Saül Williams, Djolof M’Bengue, Anisa Uzeyman, mariko Arame, Aîssa Maiga
Alain Gomis’ third film is a lyrical and poetic portrait of modern Senegal. Saul Williams is Satché, a healthy young man who is told by the community’s fortuneteller that he has only one day left to live. Satché accepts his fate and sets out to spend his final day with the people who will remember him when he is gone. He essentially conducts his own wake – stealing a few final moments with a lover, enacting a traditional funeral ceremony with an elder, leading a parade through the town. These moments are beautiful and rich with symbolism; Gomis gives us a rare glimpse of life in a contemporary African city. Despite its celebration of life, TEY is inherently sad; it feels like an allegory for the young men of Africa whose lives are cut short by violence. And yet, Satché, finds peace before his soul takes flight. Gomis’ visual palate is lush and emotional and with this film he proves himself to be an emerging master filmmaker.
Wednesday, November 7, 4:30 p.m., Chinese 6
Monday, November 5, 7:30 p.m., Chinese 4
For more information about these and other AFI Fest screenings refer to:http://www.afi.com/default.aspx
AFI FEST presented by Audi will take place November 1 through 8 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Date: Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cost: Regular Screenings are Free.
Free individual tickets to AFI FEST screenings will be available to the general public on October 25.
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, AFI Fest presented by Audi