Viva Riva!' (plus director Q&A and reception with Congolese food)
One night screening of Congolese thriller 'Viva Riva!' followed by Discussion with director Djo Munga + Reception with Congolese food
Dir. Djo Munga, 2011, 96 min.
Riva is a small time operator who has just returned to Kinshasa with a fortune in hijacked petrol. With wads of cash and out for a good time, Riva is soon entranced by a beautiful nightclub siren, who also happens to be the kept woman of a local gangster. Into the mix comes Riva's Angolan crime-lord ex-boss, who is after his stolen fuel. Director Djo Munga's high-octane thriller is the first major action film shot in Kinshasa in nearly two decades, and landmark film in Congolese cinema.
***Proceeds from Congo in Harlem will go to emerging Congolese filmmakers ***
ABOUT CONGO IN HARLEM 3:
Congo in Harlem 3 is the third annual series of Congo-related films and special events at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem. This year's program features a wide range of films by Congolese and international directors, representing some of the most important issues facing the Democratic Republic of Congo today. Most screenings will be followed by panel discussions, special events, musical performances, and receptions. Congo in Harlem 3 will provide audiences with more than the traditional movie-going experience -- it will offer opportunities to celebrate Congolese culture, learn about the ongoing humanitarian crisis, engage in dialogue, and get involved.
A critical focus of this year's program will be the upcoming 2011 presidential elections in Congo, scheduled to take place in late November. Key issues will be addressed in panel discussions and post-screening Q&As.
Throughout the series, there will be a silent auction of fashion items created by African designers, courtesy of Bel Esprit. Proceeds from the auction will help support the ongoing programming of Congo In Harlem.
Congo in Harlem 3 is a non-profit series. All events have been made possible by the generous support of the Caipirinha Foundation, V-Day, Panzi Foundation, DISH Africa TV and contributions from other organizations and individuals.
Series Partners and Friends: Friends of the Congo, Man-Up, Now AfriCAN, Project Girl Performance Collective, HEAL Africa, Panzi Foundation, Cultures of Resistance, Mutaani FM, Yole!Africa, V-Day, Tabilulu Productions, Music Box Films, National Geographic Entertainment, New York African Film Festival
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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