AfriKàBa in association with Electric Palace Cinema celebrates the diversity and spirit of life. Gwyneth Wint interviews filmmakers at a special screening of new films 7:30pm, Friday 27th September 2019
Electric Palace Cinema 39a High Street, Hastings TN34 3ER
Buy your tickets from www.ElectricPalaceCinema.com or on the door (limited seating)
NINE NIGHTS (UC)
“a funny, poignant, healing film”
Twin sprinters Marcie and Mikey are on the verge of adulthood. Marcie loses her brother in a random accident, and with her world in tatters, decides boldly not to accept his death, but to fight to keep him with her whatever it takes. The struggle brings to light long buried feuds, which Marcie must heal, and learn ultimately that love prevails.
The filmmaker, Veronica McKenzie is a documentary film maker, Nine Nights is her feature debut.
Veronica hopes the film will resound with people who have experienced devastating loss and been able to make their way back to continue on with this dance called life.
Nine Nights recently won an award at the Pan African Film Festival in Lost Angeles and screened at the BFI London in August.
The term ‘Nine nights’ is a Caribbean term for a Wake. After a death people gather together to eat, drink, dance and talk about the person who died.
Plus Q&A + film short from filmmaker and musician HKBFiNN:
WAiTiNG is black comedy about anxiety. Paul is a successful man who works in the arts. He has everything a person can have but he also has a small problem with ‘Anxiety’. Especially when waiting for some news from a new friend. Can he make it through without giving in to his fears? This new drama stars Justin ‘Time’ Pickett, Tunji Falana & Cherise Kirnon. Featuring music by Guillaume Poncelet.