The series is a continuation from Fall 2016 and will include films that link identity, authenticity and creativity to the value of returning to the sources. By "return to the source" we are putting in conversation films that entertain or question the usefulness of returning home as narrative forms. The films will explore such varied narrative forms as the essay film, home-movies, archives, as well as fictional, experimental and documentary approaches. The series will also engage with the ways in which oral traditions and historical documents are deployed in the films.
FIFTY captures a few pivotal days in the lives of four Nigerian women at the pinnacle of their careers. Meet Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate, four friends forced at midlife to take inventory of their personal lives while juggling careers and family against the sprawling backdrops of the upper middle-class neighborhoods of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in Lagos.
Friday, April 14, 2017
(Nigeria, 2015, 1h 41 min.)
Director: Biyi Bandele
TIME: 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:45 pm)
LOCATION: Cantor Film Center-NYU
36 East 8th Street (between University Place
and Greene Street) NY, NY