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Félicité (2017)

Félicité (2017)
Félicité (2017)
6:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri September 27, 2019
6:30 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Free and Open to the public



(Alain Gomis, 2017, France/Belgium/Senegal/Germany/Lebanon, DCP, 123 min)

The award-winning drama Félicité stars Congolese musician Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu as a nightclub singer who learns that her teenage son has been gravely injured in a motorcycle accident. As she races across Kinshasa to gather money for her son’s operation, director Alain Gomis juxtaposes Félicité’s dreamlike journey with her music, performed by Mputu with her ensemble, the Kasai Allstars. Gomis will appear in person for a discussion with a panel of Northwestern students and scholars. 

In person: filmmaker Alain Gomis

Co-sponsored by Block Cinema and the Northwestern Program in African Studies


Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu