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Night of the Kings
Pittsburgh Premiere

Spotlight Film

At the notorious Maca correctional facility in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan, the inmates run the prison. Upon the rising of a red moon, a newly arrived prisoner is selected to be the “Roman,” or storyteller, and must keep his fellow inmates entertained until dawn or risk his own life. Paying homage to the tradition of the griot in West African culture, Night of the Kings is a fantastical fictional look at the culture inside the Maca and an altogether original vision from breakout Ivory Coast filmmaker Philippe Lacôte. (Adult content: violence)  

Official Selection–Venice, Toronto and New York Film Festivals 

Ivory Coast’s official entry–2021 Academy Award for Best International Film 

“Night of the Kings is through and through an intoxicating and immersive visual experience even as it unfolds almost like a filmed play.”–Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire  

Available for viewing Friday, November 13 from 7pm – 11pm and Saturday, November 21 from 7pm – 11pm in the United States only. 

Director:Philippe Lacôte
Length:99 minutes
Released:2020
Language:FrenchDyula
Country:FranceIvory CoastCanadaSenegal
SCREENINGS

Night of the Kings - Spotlight Film

11.13.20
7pm - 11pm

Night of the Kings - Spotlight Film

11.21.20
7pm - 11pm
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