Film: Wakaliwood’s BAD BLACK!

Saturday, June 01, 2019

 
ICFS Cinema Other presents
Wakaliwood’s   BAD BLACK
with producer Alan Hofmanis in person, and director Isaac Nabwana via Skype!

Wakaliwood  returns to Schenectady!   In 2016 the question on everyone’s lips was WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX?   Mistaking our “General Electric” for a ruthless military commander, Uganda’s TIGER MAFIA invaded Proctors in February of that year in a desperate effort to uncover the truth!   This year, after a premiere launch at the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, the Wakaliwood advance team will return to Schenectady with their latest action-comedy, BAD BLACK!   In this already legendary cinematic follow-up (the film won the coveted Audience Award at Austin’s world famous Fantastic Fest),  a kickass young heroine sets out to right the wrongs of savage gangland child slavery and murder!  

Yes!  Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: “HOME OF DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!”  Under the direction of writer-director-inventor Nabwana IGG, a team of self-taught filmmakers, performers and martial arts aficionados have been busily producing dozens of action films in the Kampala ghetto of Wakaliga using sticks, mud and scrap metal to build computers, movie-prop machine guns and pretty much everything else…  including a full-scale Huey helicopter!  Still, with budgets rarely more than $200 USD, they – until very recently – had to erase each of their films almost immediately following completion in order to begin recording their next!  They simply never imagined anyone outside their surrounding villages would take an interest in seeing their work.

Of course, as fans of WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX know well, a key element of Wakaliwood filmmaking is a hilariously tongue-in-cheek “Video Joker” (VJ) audio track in which an excitable off-screen promoter/cheerleader provides running jokes and commentary on the action!  Believe us… you just gotta hear it to believe it!

Alan Hofmanis, Wakaliwood ambassador, sometime actor-producer, former Lake Placid resident and – according to Uganda –“America’s Best Action Star,”  is flying into New York from Africa to provide audiences with an insider’s perspective on the culture and process of no-budget DIY filmmaking in Wakaliga.  Hofmanis will not only screen BAD BLACK for us, but also bring along props, costumes, trailers and – fingers crossed – clips from CRAZY WORLD, Wakaliwood’s upcoming kung fu kids flick!    Craving some of Wakaliwood’s patented “Supa-Action?”   Then join us and prepare to “Expect da Unexpectable!”  Not Rated.  Over 120 minutes incl. feature film, xtras and live presentation.

Saturday, June 1 at 7pm
All tickets $10 

 

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