More wonderful news for Moussa Touré's La Pirogue – and if you live in New York.
After making its USA premiere at the African Diaspora International Film Festival in November, it was acquired by ArtMattan Productions soon thereafter, and will now begin its USA theatrical run, right here in New York City at the Film Forum.
It'll run from Wednesday, January 23 to Tuesday, February 5, at Film Forum – so, a 2-week run; plenty of time for you to make an effort to see it.
Call me naive, but I fully expected the film to be quickly picked up for USA distribution after its Cannes Film Festival debut last year, given how well it was received by critics, and the recent success acclaimed Sub-Saharan African films have enjoyed at that festival, like Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's Cannes Grand Jury Prize-winning film, Un homme qui crie (A Screaming Man), which was picked up 2 or 3 weeks after the festival closed – while it's certainly not entirely the same film (thematically).
But I'm glad that it'll see some USA distribution; we'll alert you of future screenings as they are announced.
If you'd like to book the film, interested parties are instructed to contact ArtMattan Films at info@AfricanFilm.com or call (212) 864-1760.
Watch the trailer below: