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Opening Night Film: Vaya (U.S. Premiere)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 7:00 pm
Director: Akin Omotoso
Country: South Africa
Running Time: 115 min.
Language: Zulu with English subtitles
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.
(Q&A with Akin Omotoso)
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W 65th Street
Also screening Friday, May 5, 2:00pm – Francesca Beale Theater