'Finding Fela' Sneak Preview In NYC 7/31!
The IFC Center in NYC will be screening a special sneak preview of 'Finding Fela' on Thursday, July 31st, at 9:30PM.
Finding Fela, the new Fela Kuti documentary from Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney, begins its North American theatrical run on August 1st (first in NYC before expanding to 20+ cities). The IFC Center in New York City will be screening a special sneak preview of the film next Thursday, July 31st, at 9:30pm. You can purchase your tickets here. Special tickets are available that include a digital download of the film's official soundtrack, which arrives July 29th via Knitting Factory Records and includes 17 classic Fela tracks plus a never-before released live version of “Colonial Mentality” recorded at the New Afrika Shine with Femi Kuti and the Fela! musical cast and band. To purchase the tickets with the digital download you'll need to select the "+ Soundtrack" ticket option and a code will be mailed to you for download.
To celebrate the upcoming theatrical run, 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. This week we dug up interviews with Questlove and TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, the Best Fela Kuti Mashups, and our favorite videos from Red Hot + FELA. Check back next week for more from the Finding Fela Archives.
New York, NY, IFC Center (August 1-7)
Denver, CO, Landmark Chez Artiste (August 8-14)
Washington, DC, Landmark E Street Cinema (August 8-14)
Vineyard Haven, MA, Martha's Vineyard Film Society (8/8-8/10 & 8/15-8/17 ONLY)
Santa Fe, NM, The Screen (August 8-14)
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)
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 - September 4)
Seattle, WA, Landmark Varsity Theatre (August 29 - September 4)
Montreal, QC, POP Montreal (September 19)
Memphis, TN, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (October 23)
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