Tue, Apr 27, 3:15 pm and Wed, Apr 28, 6:55 pm
Part of the 28th Annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (Apr 15-30)
African short films Nora and Saint Louis Blues offer a stunningly musical double-feature.
Nora is based on true stories of the dancer Nora Chipaumire, who was born in Zimbabwe in 1965. In the film, Chipaumire returns to the landscape of her childhood and takes a journey through some vivid memories of her youth. Using performance and dance, she brings her history to life in a swiftly-moving poem of sound and image. Shot entirely on location in Southern Africa, Nora includes a multitude of local performers and dancers of all ages, from young schoolchildren to ancient grandmothers, and much of the music is specially composed by the legendary Zimbabwean musician, Thomas Mapfumo.
Saint Louis Blues pays an unusual homage to French musicals of the Fifties and Sixties in this lyrical taxi ride through sub-Saharan Africa.
More than one hundred and forty films from over sixty countries will play April 15-30 at St. Anthony Main Theatre. Full information, including show times and special guests, is available at the official MSPIFF website. For further inquiries contact Ryan Oestreich at Minnesota Film Arts, 612-331-7563 and firstname.lastname@example.org.