AFF Founder & Director Mahen Bonetti at Film Society of Lincoln Center for the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Petter Ringbom & Producer Marquise Stillwell at BAM for the screening of their film Shield and Spear. Photo: Mariah McKenzie. Artist & Musician Blitz the Ambassador with Filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu at Opening Night of the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Leon Williams. Filmmakers Ekwa Msangi & Iquo Essien with their guests at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Mandy Jacobson (Plot For Peace) & OkayAfrica's Alyssa Klein at the 2015 NYAFF Opening Night Reception. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Mickey Dube answers questions following the US Premiere of his film Sobukwe: A Great Soul. Photo: Leon Williams. Danny Glover at Film Society of Lincoln Center for the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. AFF Moderator Malika Lee Whitney making introductions at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Q&A with Danny Glover, Journalist Adam Shatz, Actor Khalid Abdalla, & Director Tala Hadid following the NY Premiere of their film The Narrow Frame of Midnight. Photo: Lindsey Seide. The legendary Angelique Kidjo at the NY Premiere of Philippe Lacote's Run. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Bazi Gete, Danny Glover, Angelique Kidjo, Isaach de Bankole, Mahen Bonetti, Adam Shatz, Khalid Abdalla, Joslyn Barnes, & Philippe Lacote. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Actress & Filmmaker Anisia Uzeyman with Artist Saul Williams. Photo: Steffan Horowitz. Music Duo Les Nubians, Artist & Musician Blitz the Ambassador, Writer Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, & Journalist Femi Oke at the 2015 NYAFF Town Hall Meeting. Photo: Nova Scott-James. Mamadou Dia and Rokhaya Diallo chat following the screening of Diallo's film Networks of Hate at Maysles Cinema. Photo: Steffan Horowitz. Director Bazi Gete & Mahen Bonetti at the US Premiere of his film Red Leaves. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Dare Fasasi at the NY Premiere of his film Head Gone. Photo: Leon Williams. Les Nubians perform at the Greene Space for the 2015 NYAFF Town Hall Meeting. Photo: Nova Scott-James. Filmmakers Jide Tom Akinleminu (Portrait of a Lone Farmer) & Sandra Krampelhuber (100% Dakar - More Than Art) at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Leon Williams. Actress MaameYaa Boafo dazzles on the red carpet at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Filmmaker Nova Scott-James (Handmade in Thamaga), Actor Hoji Fortuna, AFF Director Mahen Bonetti, & AFF Team Member Mariah McKenzie. Photo: Leon Williams. Filmmakers Senay Berhe & Teddy Goitom (Afripedia) with AFF Director Mahen Bonetti. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Producer Tendeka Matatu & Director Carey McKenzie with Moderator Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello at the Q&A following the NY Premiere of Cold Harbour. Photo: Lindsey Seide. A packed house at the 2015 New York African Film Festival. Photo: Nova Scott-James. Filmmaker Electra Weston (Maybe Dreams Can Come True) on the red carpet at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Actress Zainab Jah (Hamlet) joined us for opening night of the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Hoji Fortuna, Jim Jarmusch, Isaach de Bankole, Angelique Kidjo, Mahen Bonetti, Andrew Dosunmu, & Ntare Mwine at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide.
   

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Friday, July 3rd: Summer Series Screening of WHITE WEDDING with The Bronx Museum

Posted June 26th, 2015 by

Our annual Summer Series continues on Friday, July 3rd from 6-10pm at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx with a screening of the endearing South African comedy, White Wedding! AFF will be co-presenting the screening with the Bronx Museum of …
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Sunday, July 12th: NY Premiere of THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE with Maysles Cinema and REEL Harlem

Posted June 25th, 2015 by

AFF’s Summer Series “Cinema Under the Stars” moves to Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park on Sunday, July 12th at 6:30 pm as we partner with Maysles Cinema and REEL Harlem: The Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival to present the New York …
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White Wedding

Director: Jann Turner Countries: South Africa Year: 2009 Running Time: 92 min. Language: English, Zulu, Tswana, Xhosa and Afrikaans This high-spirited comedy takes place all over South Africa’s beautiful landscape from Johannesburg to Durban, from the Eastern Cape to the …
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The Amazing Nina Simone

Director: Jeff L. Lieberman Country: USA Year: 2015 Running Time: 110 min. Language: English The Amazing Nina Simone reveals the real Nina Simone through over 50 intimate interviews with those who best knew the artistry and intentions of one of …
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