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Film Mon Jun 10 2013

11th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival


This week marks the 11th anniversary of the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), a diverse and global cinematic experience that showcases "an eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films" for cinephiles all over the world. Held from June 13-20 at Alliance Française de Chicago, 810 N. Dearborn, and Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton, the ADIFF will feature screenings of award-winning films and feature-length documentaries, as well as Q&A sessions with noted filmmakers and industry professionals.

Highlights for this year's festival include Alliance Francaise de Chicago's presentation of the Chicago premiere of Moussa Toure's drama, The Pirogue, a film about one woman and 30 men as they set sail in search of a better life in Europe. Other highlights include a screening and post Q&A session of African Independence, Tukufu Zuberi's film that chronicles African history through major events including World War II and the Cold War; Hill and Gully, an "urban Cinderella" tale set during the [first] election of Barack Obama; and Pierre-Yves Borgeaud's Return to Goree, a film that follows the musical journey of Sengalese singer Youssou N'Dour.

For a full schedule, tickets and other information about the African Diaspora International Film Festival, visit Facets Cinémathèque or ADIFF.

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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