For the second year in a row Sound Unseen is proud to bring back a Film Fest Fav, "Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazouhai" (Rain the Color of Blue With a Little Red In It) by director Christopher Kirkley.
Date: Weds. Oct. 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Trylon microcinema
Prince goes Sahel in this colorful homage to “Purple Rain” and “The Harder They Come.” Set among the sub-Saharan Tuareg people, and reputedly the first feature film in their Tamashek language (which has no word for "purple," hence the title). Resplendent in a purple robe and matching chopper, smoking hot guitarist Mdou Moctar arrives in a music-mad Niger town and sets about wooing a local beauty, clashing with his pious father, and fencing with the jealous king of the local scene (Kader Tanoutanoute, as wily and dapper as Morris Day) until their climactic six-string shootout. (Synopsis provided by CIMM FEST.)
DIR: Christopher Kirkley, Niger. In Tamashek w/English subtitles, 2015, 75 min.