The N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art has collaborated with AFFRM/ARRAY to screen two new films releasing during the month of November. AFFRM/ARRAY is a film distribution company founded by film maker Ava Duvernay, dedicated to the amplification of independent films by people of color and women film makers globally. This month at the N'Namdi Center, we will be screening two films; 'Ayanda,' and 'Out of my Hand.' Tickets for the screenings are available for purchase here.
6:30 PM SCREENING: AYANDA Directed by Sara Blecher
After tragedy strikes, a young woman begins a journey of self-discovery as she struggles to save her father’s car repair shop along with her memory of him. AYANDA AND THE MECHANIC is a coming-of-age story from writer/director Sara Blecher that takes us into a vibrant Johannesburg community alive with love and humor, risk and reward, tragedy and triumph. This film held its world premiere screening at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival winning the Special Jury Prize in the World Fiction Competition.
8:30 PM SCREENING: OUT OF MY HAND Directed by Takeshi Fukunaga
OUT OF MY HAND takes viewers inside the humble life of Liberian rubber plantation worker, Cisco. Severe working conditions, failed unionization and corporate corruption ultimately drive him away from his family and his country to the foreign streets of New York City where his past forces him to confront his sense of isolation and belonging. This film debuted in the Panorama Section of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.