THE NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS OPENING NIGHT PRESENTATION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN FILM NOIR ‘COLD HARBOUR’
WHAT: Opening Night of the 22nd New York African Film Festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) and organized under the banner of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (2015–2024). The initial leg of this year’s festival runs May 6–12 at FSLC and features a diverse crop of 15 features and 13 short films from Africa and the Diaspora. The NYAFF continues throughout May at the Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek. The festivities take place as AFF marks its 25th anniversary.
Directed by Carey McKenzie, Cold Harbour pits township cop Sizwe—Tony Kgoroge, who won Best Actor at the 2014 Durban International Film Festival for the role—against a seedy underworld of criminals and fellow cops in his quest to investigate a smugglers’ turf war. The Opening Night reception will follow at the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery at the Walter Reade Theater.
WHO: Isaach de Bankolé (supporting actor, Run); NYAFF directors Carey McKenzie (Cold Harbour), Dare Fasasi (Head Gone),Teddy Goitom (Afripedia Series), Nicole Mackinlay Hahn (Burkina, All About Women), Sandra Krampelhuber (100% Dakar – More Than Art), Nova Scott-James (Handmade in Thamaga);
Mahen Bonetti, NYAFF founder and executive director of African Film Festival, Inc., Lesli Klainberg, FSLC executive director