NPCA recently announced its partnership with Shadow Distribution around the documentary film "I Bring What I Love," a portrait of Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour. Here's a report of how the film's opening went in last weekend:
YOUSSOU N'DOUR: I BRING WHAT I LOVE had a fabulous opening weekend in New York City. It is being held over by The Paris and BAM Rose Cinemas, and starts at the Village East Cinema on Friday.
The main show on opening night, June 12 at the IFC Center sold out and was very exciting. It was attended by Janet Duncan, President, RPCVs of Greater NY, and a small group of RPCVs. Youssou D'Nour and director Chai Vasarhelyi did a lively Q&A following the screening.
At the Paris Theatre on Wednesday night, June 17, Amie Kabia, an RPCV who served in Madagascar and is currently a Peace Corps recruiter, introduced the film and mentioned our partnership. She also brought Peace Corps literature for display in theater. Her mother is from The Gambia, her father is African, and she grew up listening to Youssou's music. A Q&A with the director followed the screening....
Major cities coming up that we need your support with include Los Angeles (7/3), Santa Barbara (7/17), Santa Fe (7/24), Atlanta (7/31), Austin (8/14), Dallas (8/21), Houston (8/28), San Diego (9/4). We don't have a Washington DC date yet but will soon....