Cascade Festival Of African Films

Cascade Festival Of African Films
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 at 2:00pm
PCC Cascade
705 North Killingsworth Street


2:00 p.m: Lionheart at PCC Cascade, 65 min.
Women Filmmakers Week, Saturday Matinée
Directed by Genevieve Nnaji
2019, 65 min
Running a company is challenging, especially in a male-dominated industry. Looking to prove her worth, Adaeze steps up to the challenge when health issues force her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu, to take a step back. Ironically, he appoints his crude, eccentric brother Godswill to run the company with his young daughter instead. Complications arise when Adaeze and Godswill discover that the business is in financial trouble leading to crazy and often hilarious results.

7:00 p.m: Banel & Adama at PCC Cascade, 87 min.
Women Filmmakers Week, Closing Night
Directed by Ramata-Toulaye Sy
2023, 87 min
With its original story and gorgeous cinematography, this debut film is about a young couple who refuse to bow down to tradition. They have decided to live apart from their families because Adama won’t accept his blood duty as future chief. When Adama informs the village council of his intention, the whole community is disrupted. The rain that’s supposed to come doesn’t come, and Banel and Adama will learn that where they live, there is no room for passions, let alone chaos.