In a flurry of dazzling colors, textiles, music, and dance, Brooklyn restaurant owner Ayodele and his bride Adenike (The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira) are married and ceremoniously blessed with traditional Nigerian prayers of fertility. Adenike struggles to conceive a child, and with mounting pressure from her oppressive mother-in-law, she must take drastic measures to save her marriage. With sumptuous, spellbinding cinematography from DP Bradford Young (Pariah, Middle of Nowhere), Andrew Dosunmu’s (Restless City) exquisite sophomore feature is an enlightening look at immigrant life, capturing the vibrant culture of Crown Heights’ Yoruba community.
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Director Andrew Dosunmu and screenwriter Darci Picoult will participate in Q&As after the following screenings:
Fri, Sep 20 at 7pm
Sat, Sep 21 at 7pm (moderated by Andrew O’Hehir, staff writer of Salon.com)
Sun, Sep 22 at 4:30pm (moderated by film critic Eric Hynes)