ImageNation Cinema Foundation, Reel Sisters & Kumble Theater Present
HALF OF A YELLOW SUN
Director: Biyi Bandele, Producer: Andrea Calderwood
Followed by a Screening & Discussion
Moderated by Yolanda Sangweni of Afripop.com and Essence Magazine
SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 2014 • 7:30 pm, $10
Join ImageNation Cinema Foundation at the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series for a screening of the award-winning film Half of a Yellow Sun at Kumble Theater in Brooklyn. Seats are limited, purchase tickets in advance to guarantee your spot! Click here for the full festival schedule.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Upon returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his devoted houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega) in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises even herself when she falls in love with Richard (Joseph Mawle), an English writer.