Bad Black

Screening Info:

Uganda | 2016 | 68 mins | Luganda with English subtitles
Action

One Screening Only
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: Midnight (Doors open ½ prior to screening time)
The Broadway Theatre

Certifications: N/A
Content Guide: Action Violence,

Film Info:

Director: IGG Nabwana
Screenplay: Alan Hofmanis, IGG Nabwana
Producers: IGG Nabwana, Alan Hofmanis
Cast: Nalwanga Gloria, Alan Hofmanis, Bisaso Dauda
Company: Wakaliwood

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6044414
Festivals: Fantastic Fest, Fantasia Film Festival, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival

Synopsis:

In the tin-roofed slums on the outskirts of Uganda’s capital, a one-of-a-kind movie industry dubbed “Wakaliwood” has arisen thanks to the tireless efforts of Nabwana I.G.G., who gathers together a literal village of amateurs to produce micro-budget kick-ass films filled with stunts, plot twists, and wonderfully cheap CGI effects. Nabwana’s latest breakneck gonzo epic is the story of a ruthless crime boss whose reign is challenged by an army of police, a kindly American doctor (producer Alan Hofmanis, a fan who moved to Uganda to help spread the word about Wakaliwood), and a scrappy local boy named Wesley Snipes who teaches commando-approved kung fu. Filled with prison riots, motorcycle chases, gun fights, poo-poo, and insanely entertaining hype-man narration, Bad Black is such a raucous treat that it won the Audience Award at Austin’s Fantastic Fest despite being up against established filmmakers and big-budget productions. Matt Lynch from Scarecrow Video said, “See a community represent itself onscreen simply because it must, the only way it knows how, with no regard for your ideas of narrative or aesthetic convention. Supa Action. Wakaliwood Forever!”

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