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Shades of Love - Romance in Contemporary African Cinema: Panel Discussion

The Menil Collection

Kristina Van Dyke, curator of the new Menil exhibition The Progress of Love, and Mahen Bonetti, film-series curator, discuss experience of love in Africa — and the ideas that have inspir


Shades of Love - Romance in Contemporary African Cinema screening: Sex, Okra and Salted Butter

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

An extramarital affair leads to Hortense's separation from her very traditional African husband, who is in for a ride as he learns about her love affair, his eldest son's secret love life a


Shades of Love - Romance in Contemporary African Cinema screening: White Wedding

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The loyal, committed and very decent Elvis leaves Johannesburg to pick up his best friend and best man Tumi in Durban. The two then journey to Cape Town to begin rehearsals for Elvis' wedding t


Shades of Love - Romance in Contemporary African Cinema screening: Hyenas

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

An adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's famous Swiss play, The Visit, Hyenas tells the story of Linguere Ramatou, an aging, wealthy woman who revisits her home village — and Mamb&eac


Shades of Love - Romance in Contemporary African Cinema screening: Faat Kiné

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

This hilarious and incisive comedy by Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, the "father of African cinema," is a critical observation and dissection of present-day Dakar, a post-co


Shades of Love - Romance in Contemporary African Cinema screening: Love Brewed in an African Pot

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Love collides with social class and colonialism when Aba Appiah, born to privilege, falls in love with Joe Quansah, son of a fisherman. Her father, retired civil servant Kofi Appiah, has other plan


Shades of Love - Romance in Contemporary African Cinema screening: A Love During the War

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

This documentary explores the consequences of using rape as a weapon of war from the perspective of women in Africa, where this tragedy is witnessed repeatedly. Journalist Aziza and her husband are


Shades of Love - Romance in Contemporary African Cinema screening: Restless City

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Andrew Dosunmu's kinetic, gorgeously photographed debut feature tells the story of Djibril, an Africa immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City, where music is his passion, life is a


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