RADIO AFRIQUE Cinema Night: TOUKI BOUKI (1973)
Date(s) - Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 until Wednesday 15 Jul 2015
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Radio Afrique hosts a special screening of the highly acclaimed film “Touki Bouki” (1973) directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty. 2K digital restoration by the World Cinema Foundation.
TOUKI BOUKI (89 min): With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop Mambéty paints a vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. In this French New Wave–influenced fantasy-drama, two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France, but their escape plan is beset by complications both concrete and mystical. Characterized by dazzling imagery and music, the alternately manic and meditative Touki bouki is widely considered one of the most important African films ever made.
TUESDAY, July 14
DJ’s: RANI D & SON ZOO
FREE / 8pm-2am
1941 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Radio Afrique is a sublime monthly gathering celebrating the diversity and richness of music found in the various regions of Africa. desert blues, angola soul, ethio jazz, and nigerian disco are some of the genres we amplify on this special night.