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Félicité - with Director Alain Gomis in Person

When: Friday, September 27, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 Evanston map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to all

Contact: Block Museum of Art   (847) 491-4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Co-Sponsor: Program of African Studies

Category: Fine Arts


Special Event
Friday, September 27, 6:30 PM

(Alain Gomis, 2017, France/Belgium/Senegal/Germany/Lebanon, DCP, 123 min)

The award-winning drama Félicité stars Congolese musician Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu as a nightclub singer who learns that her teenage son has been gravely injured in a motorcycle accident. As she races across Kinshasa to gather money for her son’s operation, director Alain Gomis juxtaposes Félicité’s dreamlike journey with her music, performed by Mputu with her ensemble, the Kasai Allstars. Gomis will appear in person for a discussion with a panel of Northwestern students and scholars.

In person: filmmaker Alain Gomis

Co-sponsored by the Northwestern The Program of African Studies

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