A Showcase of 4 Nigerian Films Being Featured for the First Time in a Major American Theatre - A Black/African History Making Event During the Entire Month of February 2005

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A Showcase Of 4 New & Popular Nigerian Films Being Featured together for the first time in a major American theatre the AFI Theatre In Washington DC/Silver Spring Maryland. History being made this Black History month! Hooray For "Nollywood"! The highly underated multimillion dollar Nigerian Film Industry gets a front row seat!

XXIV/VII Africa with AFI Silver Theatre Presents an African Film Showcase: Hooray for Nollywood! A showcase of 4 New Nigerian Films for the First Time in a Major American Theatre!

AFI Silver Theatre

February 5 – 26, 2005

(Black History Month!)

Every Saturday @ 5 pm

Notable film works from Africa’s burgeoning “Nollywood” Film Industry.

Guest Appearances and Award Winning Films from Tunde Kelani, Kingsley Ogoro, Charles Novia and Simi Opeoluwa.

The AFI Silver with XXIV/VII Africa (pronounced as Twenty-four Seven) co-presents a celebration of some of the best and acclaimed films from the treasury of the African film industry’s dynamic Nigerian “Nollywood” Film Industry. It is the first of its kind showcase of film works from these directors, producers, artistes and cultures in a mainstream American theatre.

“If the continuous laughter and cheering of our diverse New York audiences is any indication, this film has true international appeal”, says Ms. Mahen Bonetti, New York African Film Festival of the internationally acclaimed “Thunderbolt” film by Tunde Kelani, one of the films featured in this showcase.

XXIV/VII Africa and AFI Silver with the support of the international community and the filmmakers are proud to bring this showcase to the Washington, DC area. The films in this showcase are remarkable for their combination of artistic achievement and broad audience appeal in telling the new African stories still largely rooted and molded by its culture and modern evolution.

The African Film Showcase will feature a selection of film works from Kingsley Ogoro, Tunde Kelani, Charles Novia and Simi Opeoluwa at the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center from Saturday, February 5th-26th (Every Saturday ) at 5:00 pm.

Dates and times are accessible online at AFI.com/Silver. Tickets are $8.50 for the general audience, $7.50 for seniors, students and AFI members.

Tickets for AFI Silver Theatre will be available online at http://www.AFI.com/Silver or at the AFI Silver Box Office starting at noon on weekends; 5:45 p.m. weekdays. For programming information, call 301.495.6700.

The AFI Silver is located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, at 8633 Colesville Road (between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street). Conveniently located, the AFI Silver is two blocks from the Silver Spring Metro stop and easily accessible from the Capital Beltway (I-495), less than two miles from either the Georgia Avenue or Colesville Road exit. Phone: 301.495.6720. For more information on the 4 films playing click on the following link:

http://www.afi.com/silver/new/nowplaying/2005/v1i15/nollywoodseries.aspx

About XXIV/VII Africa™

XXIV/VII AFRICA is a media and entertainment group, whose goal is to create an avenue to show, enrich, educate and entertain the diverse cultures and peoples of the world a new and different style of entertainment and information sharing from Africa. We strive to spread the knowledge of the African culture through the arts of the moving image to a global audience.

More information:

Email info@xxivviiafrica.com

Website: http://www.xxivviiafrica.com
Telephone: 301.860.1041

Contacts:

Alore Damilola

Creative Director

XXIV/VII Africa

16503 Eastview Lane Suite B

Bowie, MD 20716

Tel: 301.860.1041 (main)

Tel: 301.332.2918

Fax: 301.860.0166

http://www.xxivviiafrica.com
alore@xxivviiafrica.com

Harrison “Harry Baba” Nwozo, Jr.

Tribe X Entertainment, LLC

Marketing & Promotions Consultant for XXIV/VIIAFRICA

Tribex2000@yahoo.com

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