|Still from A Thousand Suns by Mati Diop|
Flaherty NYC Special Screening: A Thousand Suns with Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop, 17 November 2014
The Flaherty is excited to announce that Paris-based filmmaker and actor Mati Diop will be joining us for a program of her work followed by a moderated discussion on Monday, November 17, 7pm at *Anthology Film Archives*. The Flaherty is one of the country's oldest film arts organizations, celebrating our 60th Anniversary this year. We are pleased to host Mati for the fourth night of our screening series, *Systems and Layers*.
The program will include Atlantiques which “recounts the odyssey of Senegalese friends who attempt a life-threatening boat crossing” and Mille Soleils (A Thousand Suns) Diop’s beautiful, haunting portrait of Magaye Niang, the lead actor of the 1973 film Touki-Bouki. One of the most important films of African cinema, Touki-Bouki was directed by the filmmaker’s uncle Djibril Diop Mambéty. Set in Dakar and Alaska, A Thousand Suns portrays Niang as a “sad-eyed cattle herder who embodied the seminal role in Touki-Bouki forty years ago…[and]…is now filled with longing for the vanished past and a future that was never meant to be.” (Andréa Picard)