This event took place Jan 4 - Jan 7, 2018

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Alain Gomis
Senegal, France, Germany, Belgium & Lebanon
2h 3m


* Senegal’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film has been “short-listed” for the 2018 Academy Awards®! *

Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14 year-old son falls victim to an accident. To save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams where she’ll cross paths with Tabu…

“[Félicité] is a film in which a hard-earned smile, the contact between one person’s skin and another’s, or a serene strain of music amid the everyday noise can qualify as a dramatic event. Following a proudly independent club singer through the ragged streets of Kinshasa as she seeks a way to save her hospitalized son, [Alain] Gomis’ latest is far from the miserablist issue drama that synopsis portends, instead weaving a sensual, sometimes hopeful, sometimes disturbing urban tapestry with threads of image, sound, poetry, and song.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

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