Finding Fela!

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Film:

Finding Fela!

Showtimes:

Friday Aug 15 07:30 PM
Saturday Aug 16 04:00 PM
Sunday Aug 17 07:30 PM
Tuesday Aug 19 01:00 PM
Thursday Aug 21 07:30 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre

Price:

Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


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About the Film:

Directed by Alex Gibney. USA | UK | Nigeria |France. 2014. 119 mins.

Hard-hitting documentarian Alex Gibney turns his unerring eye from the underbelly of corporate America and the US government (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side) to Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti and his revolutionary Afrobeat sound (Kuti died in 1997 of complications from AIDS). But it’s Gibney, so it’s not a feel-good film about the simple joys of music. Oh no, Finding Fela hones in on the musician’s courageous stand against a corrupt, dictatorial government. This sweeping portrait of artist as guerilla warrior, which includes never before seen footage and documents, gives testament to the transformative power of music as a force for social and political change.

Official Selection:
2014 Sundance Film Festival
2014 Seattle International Film Festival
2014 Sheffield Doc/Fest

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