The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) has set the Zuko Nodada indie dramedy “Between Friends,” as the Centerpiece film for its 2014 edition – a South African film in the tradition of “The Big Chill” and “Peter’s Friends,” as the filmmaker describes it.
“Between Friends” features a cast of familiar faces including: Thapelo Mokoena, who plays Nkanyiso, described as a suave, successful entrepreneur who is reluctantly attending the reunion with his trophy girlfriend, Nisha, played by Amanda Du Pont; and in the role of the older and wiser Njabulo, Nkanyiso’s more laid-back brother and manager of the game lodge, is Siyabonga Radebe. The films also stars Lihle Dhlomo, who won Best Newcomer at the 2012 Mercury Durban Theatre awards and is well known on the Durban stage, and newcomer Madisa Nduna, making her feature film acting debut.
Previously announced, the Danny Glover indie drama/thriller “Supremacy,” will open the festival this year, on Friday, November 28, 2014, at 7:30PM, at Symphony Space in New York City.
The film, directed by Deon Taylor, is based on a true story about a recently-paroled white supremacist who, after killing a police officer, takes an African American family hostage.
Joe Anderson (“The Grey,” “The River”), Dawn Olivieri (she plays Don Cheadle’s ex-wife on Showtime’s “House Of Lies”), Derek Luke, Evan Ross, Lela Rochon, Mahershala Ali and Anson Mount, best known from the AMC series “Hell On Wheels,” round out the key cast.
A trailer for the Centerpiece film, “Between Friends” is embedded below: