Nollywood in Hollywood is a celebration of Nigeria’s growing cinema. From very inauspicious beginnings about twenty-five years ago, the industry grew to be the second largest in the world in terms of output. It is estimated that over 1,000 films are produced in Nollywood every year, most of them direct to video. In recent years, Nollywood films have garnered critical acclaim and have been exhibited at top film festivals. NOLLYWOOD IN HOLLYWOOD is the inaugural edition of what is planned as an annual exhibition of Nigeria’s best films.
The event will include screenings, seminars and networking events. It is co-presented by the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian and O2A Media Inc.
SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS:
FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd, 2018 — 7:30 P.M.
The American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre,
Q&A to follow with Director Steve Gukas
This compelling drama of dedication, sacrifice, resilience and survival is based on the true story of the people who risked their lives to prevent a catastrophic virus outbreak in Nigeria. After a Liberian American collapses upon arrival at the Lagos airport, he is diagnosed with the Ebola virus; over a 93-day period, men and women from Nigeria, the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders race against time to contain the deadly disease as lives are lost and heroes are born. Starring Bimbo Akintola, Somkele Idhalama and Danny Glover.
PLEASE NOTE: Film screenings on Saturday, March 24, will take place at USC Campus, starting at 2:00 PM at The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007 and are free, but must RSVP at these links:
Visited 83 times, 3 Visits today