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Nigerian Purple Rain - Encore screenings
Philadelphia, PA
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Nigerian Purple Rain - Encore screenings
PhilaMOCA is hosting three encore screenings of the recent Cinedephia Film Festival hit AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI, a Nigerian remake of PURPLE RAIN.

Sunday, April 24, 7:30 PM
Monday, April 25, 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 PM
Doors open at 7:00 PM for all screenings.

(2015, 75 min, Dir. Christopher Kirkley)

Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai, a Tuareg phrase that literally translates to "rain the color of blue with a little red in it", combines the sound and vision of of contrasting cultures within the framework of Prince's classic film Purple Rain.

In the world's first Tuareg-language fiction film, American filmmaker Christopher Kirkley and self-taught Tuareg musician Mdou Moctar transform the Prince vehicle from rock drama into spiritual odyssey.  Filmed in the Nigerian city of Agadez, Moctar portrays a mysterious, motorcycle-riding, purple-robed musician trying to make a name for himself in the city "where guitars are king".  The film pulls from a wildly diverse list of cinematic influences - there are borrowed narrative elements taken from revisionist Westerns, the musical detours and manic energy of Jamaican crime films, and the techniques of Italian neo-realism - which hint at cinema's ability to unify disparate groups and ideas.  But at its core Akounak is the familiar story of a musician leaving home to find fame and the existential journey he must undergo as his music changes him from man to myth.

$10 admission, no refunds or exchanges

531 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123


PhilaMOCA (View)
531 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
United States



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