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'Finding Fela' Continues Its Theatrical Run In 30+ Cities Across North America

'Finding Fela,' the new Fela Kuti documentary from Alex Gibney, continues its theatrical run with openings in 30+ North American theaters.


Finding Fela, the new Fela Kuti documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, continues its theatrical run with openings in over 30 cities across North America. This Friday Finding Fela opens in Santa Fe, Berkeley, L.A., San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Nashville, Honolulu, and of course Okayafrica & Okayplayer are thrilled for Philly's premiere (which you can purchase your tickets to here). Watch the film's trailer below and scroll on for a full list of openings. To celebrate the theatrical release of Finding Fela, we've been finding Fela in our Okayafrica archives with a look back at our favorite Fela-related videos, galleries, remixes, interviews and much more. So far we've dug up interviews with Questlove and TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, the Best Fela Kuti Mashups, our favorite videos from Red Hot + FELA, and the iconic album art of Ghariokwu Lemi.

Finding Fela North American Theatrical Dates

New York, NY, IFC Center (August 1-14)

Rockland, ME, Strand Theatre (August 1-5)

Denver, CO, Landmark Chez Artiste (August 8-14)

Washington, DC, Landmark E Street Cinema (August 8-21)

New York, NY, Mist (August 8-19)

Vineyard Haven, MA, Martha's Vineyard Film Society (August 8-10 & August 15-17 ONLY)

Santa Fe, NM, The Screen (August 8-14)

New York, NY, Quad Cinema (August 15-21)

Berkeley, CA, Landmark Shattuck Cinemas (August 15-21)

Los Angeles, CA, Landmark Nuart Theatre (August 15-21)

San Diego, CA, Landmark Ken Cinema (August 15-21)

San Francisco, CA, Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema (August 15-21)

Atlanta, GA, Landmark Midtown Art Cinema (August 15-21)

Boston, MA, Landmark Kendall Square Cinema (August 15-21)

Philadelphia, PA, Landmark Ritz at the Bourse (August 15-21)

Nashville, TN, Belcourt Theatre (August 15-21)

Honolulu, HI, Honolulu Museum of Art (August 15-17, 19, & 21 ONLY)

Brunswick, ME, Frontier Cafe (August 19-24)

Houston, TX, 14 Pews (August 21 Tugg Screening)

Minneapolis, MN, Landmark Lagoon Cinema (August 22-28)

Albuquerque, NM, Guild Cinema (August 22-25)

Columbus, OH, Gateway Film Center (August 22-28)

Oklahoma City, OK, Oklahoma City Museum of Art (August 29-30)

Houston, TX, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (August 29-31)

Lambertville, NJ, Acme Screening Room (August 29-31)

Seattle, WA, Landmark Varsity Theatre (August 29 - September 4)

Portland, ME, Space Gallery (September 2)

Boulder, CO, Boedecker Theater in the Dairy Center for the Arts (September 3-6)

Hamilton, NY, Hamilton Movie Theater (September 10-14)

Chicago, IL, Music Box Theatre (September 12-18)

Nashville, TN, Belcourt Theatre (September 19-25)

Lowell, MA, Luna Theater at Mill 5 (September 25)

Tempe, AZ, Valley Art Theatre (October 10-16)

Memphis, TN, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (October 23)

Columbia, SC, Nichelodeon Theatre (February 9, 2015)

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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