New York African Film Festival at Lincoln Center

The New York African Film Festival begins on May 27th. For its 26th year, the film festival will be presented by various organizations, including the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Every year, the annual New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) is curated around timely themes. The festival shows over fifty classic and contemporary films, as well as rarely seen films.

Discussions with the filmmakers and other cultural experts follow many of the screenings. Other screenings come with performances and public talks.

The festival runs for three weeks in the spring. Its aim is to present the many different “types of Africa” and the scope of African culture and its people.

This year’s festival will include animations, documentaries, narratives and short films.

Th theme of 2019 will be “Beyond Borders: Storytelling Across Time”. It aims to reach back into the past and forward into the future through stories of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Opening night is scheduled for Thursday May 30th at 9:00pm. The opening night screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and a benefit reception with drinks, a buffet dinner and music! For more information on opening night, visit the NYAFF’s page.

And check out the full schedule of screenings here.

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