Opening Night Tickets

Come celebrate Opening Night of the 24th New York African Film Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center!

The screenings of the 2016 New York African Film Festival begin on Wednesday, May 3rd in the Walter Reade Theater of Film Society of Lincoln Center with the U.S. Premiere of Vaya by Akin Omotoso. Following the screening and Q&A, a reception in support of the programs of African Film Festival, Inc. will be held in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery of the Walter Reade Theater.

Click here for tickets to the Opening Night Screening + Reception.

For Vaya film tickets only, (tickets go on sale Thursday, April 20. A pre-sale to Film Society members will begin Tuesday, April 18), visit

In Vaya, three strangers on a train traveling from the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal to Johannesburg are bound by interlocking destinies. Nkulu (Sibusiso Msimang), charged with retrieving his father’s remains from the capital for burial, is unaware that a whole other set of relatives have their own plans. Zanele (Zimkhitha Nyoka), chaperoning a young girl en route to reuniting with her singer mother, is given an exciting offer to appear on television that may be more than meets the eye. Nhlanhla (Sihle Xaba), excited by the prospect of getting rich quick, gets caught up in criminal activities. Imagine a South African spin on Amores Perros and you’re on the right path.

Director Akin Omotoso will be in attendance for an audience Q&A following the screening.