– “Cuckold” (South Africa – Dir. Charles Vundla) – Tells “the story of a young professor consumed by alcoholism who is saved from self-destruction by a former schoolmate and begins a journey to save his house, marriage and his life.” (Here)
– “Danny and the Human Zoo” (U.K. Dir Destiny Ekaragha) – Based on the early life of British actor/comedian Lenny Henry – a fictionalized account – as a talented teenager in the 1970s, in Dudley, England. (Here)
– The other film of interest is the world premiere of “Motley’s Law” (Denmark/U.S. Dir. Nicole Horanyi), a new documentary which follows the former beauty queen and now lawyer, Kimberley Motley, who is the only American and Western lawyer to practice law in the most dangerous place on earth, Afghanistan, defending American and foreign citizens caught up in the country’s legal, cultural and political quagmires (read more here). Next week I will be interviewing Ms. Motley about the film and her experiences in the country.
And also, as previously mentioned (here), there is the screening of the newly-restored version of Charles Burnett’s “To Sleep with Anger” which the director will be present for, with a Q and A following. He will also be on hand to receive the Chicago International Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award.
For more information about all the films being screened and other details go here.