* I'd get tickets for opening night ASAP if you are trying to go to the Friday evening show- in DC with many fans of Afrobeat/Fela, this may have sold out showings- E street theater rooms are not very big... web: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/WashingtonDC/EStreetCinema.htm
Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Kuti’s life (1938 – 1997), his music, and his social and political importance. This in-depth look at the man who created Afrobeat (a fusion of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms, Funk, Highlife, and psychedelic rock) brings audiences close to Mr. Kuti’s fight against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 80s. With his audacious music and a great deal of courage, Fela Kuti helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria, promoted Pan Africanist politics to the entire world and became an inspiration in the global fight for the rights of all oppressed people. Taking audiences through a multi-threaded journey into the power of art to effect political and personal change, Finding Fela also reveals the creative process behind the Broadway musical Fela!, directed and co-conceived by acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones.
Film: Finding Fela
Date: 1 week run - Fri August 8 - Thu August 14
(Buy tickets here (https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/Ticketing.aspx?TheatreID=264))
2:10, 4:40, 7:10 & 9:40 PM daily
Extra 11:40 AM show, Sat & Sun
Tickets: $12.50, some shows only $10.00
Finding Fela (2014, 119 min), by Alex Gibney - A look at the life and music of Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.
This posting is just a heads up. We still need members to post and act as hosts for individual screenings!
E Street Cinema - Landmark Theatres (http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/WashingtonDC/EStreetCinema.htm)
DIRECTIONS: 100% metro accessible at the Metro Center or Gallery Place/Chinatown METRO stops
PARKING INFORMATION: Three hours of reduced rate parking ($11.00) is available at the adjacent garage (entrance on 11th Street between "E" & "F" Streets) when you validate your parking ticket at the box office. Validation is honored when you enter after 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and anytime on weekends and holidays. Parkers who exceed the 3 hour limit or enter before 5:00 PM on weekdays will be charged the garage’s posted flat rate, now $24.00.