'Finding Fela' will begin its North American theatrical run in August.
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If you missed Finding Fela at its Sundance world premiere back in January, not to worry. North America will have ample opportunity to catch the Alex Gibney (Taxi To The Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room) directed documentary. Today it was announced that art house distributor Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Finding Fela, which Okayafrica/Okayplayer co-produced alongside Jigsaw Productions and Knitting Factory Entertainment. Plans are now officially set for a national theatrical run beginning in August. The film is scheduled to hit NYC first with an exclusive engagement at the IFC Center on August 1st, followed by openings in DC (8/8), L.A. (8/15), San Francisco (8/15), Philly (8/15), Boston (8/15), and Atlanta (8/15). Along with these cities, Kino Lorber plans to book Finding Fela in 75 additional markets. But even prior to the theatrical run, Bonnaroo is holding a special screening (Friday, June 13th, 4:45pm) at its cinema tent along with a Q&A with Seun Kuti after the film.
Finding Fela U.S. Theatrical Dates
New York, NY – August 1st at IFC Center
Washington, DC – August 8th at Landmark's E Street Cinema
Los Angeles, CA – August 15th at Landmark's Nuart Theatre
San Francisco, CA – August 15th at Landmark's Opera Plaza
Philadelphia, PA – August 15th at Landmark's Ritz at the Bourse
Boston, MA – August 15th at Landmark's Kendall Square
Atlanta, GA – August 15th at Landmark's Midtown