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Abderrahmane Sissako’s ‘Timbuktu’ To Screen at 50th Chicago International Film Festival

Abderrahmane Sissako's 'Timbuktu' To Screen at 50th Chicago International Film Festival

After it
makes its American premiere at the New York Film Festival, which is running now
until October 12, Abderrahmane Sissako’s acclaimed dramatic film, “Timbuktu,” will travel
to the Midwest, where it will be screened at the 50th Anniversary
Chicago International Film Festival, which runs from Oct. 9th to 23rd

The film,
which made its world premiere at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival
earlier this year, where it received a 10-minute-long standing ovation, tells
the story of what happens when people living in northern Mali deal with and
eventually resist a jihadist takeover by some militant Islamic rebels,

The film was
picked up at the Cannes Film Festival by Cohen Media Group for U.S. distribution
and John Kochman, executive vice
president of Cohen Media, had this to say about the film: “Timbuktu is a movie that
finds the raw, emotional heart in a political conflict and holds it up to the
light.”

The film
will screen at CIFF on Wed Oct 15th and Thursday Oct 16th.

For more info about the film, where to get tickets, etc, go to the festival’s website go HERE.

Here’s a clip from the film:

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