+ intro by Joel Honeywell
In the fringes of New York’s thriving pan-African community a young man dreams of becoming a musician, but dreams don’t always come true…
Dir Andrew Dosunmu
With Sy Alassane, Sky Grey, Anthony Okungbowa, Hervé Diese, Momo Dione
Andrew Dosunmu’s feature debut delves into the fringes of New York’s thriving pan-African community. Djbril, a West African immigrant, hopes to make it as a musician, but his dreams are thwarted by the harsh realities of urban life and star-crossed love with a local sex worker. Acclaimed cinematographer Bradford Young (Arrival, Selma) – a founding father of contemporary Black aesthetics – adds a touch of magic to this rich study of complex community dynamics.