North American premier of Punk In Africa.
<p>We've waited a long time for the North American premier of <em>Punk In Africa</em> and it's finally here! This punk as f*ck documentary screens at the 50th annual <strong>New York Film Festival</strong> this Wednesday Oct. 3 @ 9:00PM at the <a href="http://lc.lincolncenter.org/visitor-guide/venues/venue/152" target="_blank">Francesca Beale Theater</a> at the Lincoln Center. For tickets and more info go <a href="http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2012/films/punk-in-africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>You don't want to miss the opportunity to cry during a punk film. As <strong>Curt Hopkins</strong> put it in <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/stories/nothing-was-desirable-a-review-of-punk-in-africa/" target="_blank">our review</a> of <em>Punk In Africa</em>:</p><p></p><blockquote>Punk at its best has never been a “cool” movement and “Punk in Africa” is militantly uncool, in that it accurately reflects the passion, anger, frustration, love and pure energy of the musicians it covers. It’s a music of ferocious joy and the movie is the retinal afterimage and echo of that joy. First, it moved us. It was a battle to keep the tears out of our eyes long enough to keep watching a lot of the time, a battle we didn’t always win. Second, it’s punk as f*ck.</blockquote><p>Listen to the <em>Punk In Africa</em> mixtape by <strong>DJ Zhao</strong> <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2012/02/03/audio-punk-in-africa-mixtape-by-dj-zhao/" target="_blank">here</a> and hear our interview with the filmmakers <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2011/12/09/audio-interview-filmmakers-of-punk-in-africa/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p>
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