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Chicago Screening Of John Akomfrah’s “The Nine Muses’ With Filmmaker In Person

Chicago Screening Of John Akomfrah's "The Nine Muses' With Filmmaker In Person

Chicago area filmgoers will have their chance to see John Akomfrah’s The Nine Muses soon, when it will screens next week at the Gene Siskel Film Center, located in downtown Chicago, on Thursday Nov. 15, starting at 6PM.

Akomfrah is a filmmaker who should be very familar to regular S & A readers, since we have covered him and his film projects several times, including Nine Muses (HERE) and his current project in production Peripeteia (HERE).

As we prevously stated about Akomfrah he is orginally from Accra, Ghana and moved to the UK as a child. He studied art and sociology in college. At 28, he made his seminal film, Handsworth Songs (1986), about racial and civil strife of 1980s Britain, and has since made 16 other films, including Seven Songs for Malcolm X (1993), Martin Luther King: Days of Hope (1997) and The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong (1999).

But even more special is that Akomfrah will be in person himself for the screening of Muses at the Siskel Film Center, and will participate in Q and A after the screening.

Here’s the trailer for The Nine Muses:

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Floyd Webb

This is great the film is coming back. We screened the film for Black World Cinema this time last year on the west and south sides of Chicago.

This is an amazing film. I highly recommend it. The audiences at ICE theaters were not used to the style of work but it enabled us to engage in a lively debate about experimental cinema and the use of metaphor to create a new style of discourse as it relates to identity, time and place.

It would have been great to have John there last year so I will make sure all the BWC folk know John will be there to talk about the film.


Fuck yes! I'm stoked :)

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