Haile Gerima, a renowned Ethiopian filmmaker and a leading member of the L.A. Rebellion film movement, will stop by West Philly to host the Philadelphia premiere of his film Teza at International House tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 25) and to teach a Master Class on Saturday at Scribe Video Center. Both events are part of Scribe’s Producer’s Forum Series, which brings distinguished independent filmmakers to present their work. Teza is also presented in conjunction with the nationally touring film series, L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, which has been running at International House this month.
Teza examines the displacement of African intellectuals and has achieved widespread popularity. It won numerous awards at festivals and screenings around the globe, including the Special Jury Prize and Best Screenplay award at the 2008 Venice International Film Festival.
Here’s more details on both events.
Teza (2008, Ethiopia/ Germany/France, 140 min) with director Haile Gerima
Friday, Jan. 25, 8:00 p.m.
International House, 3701 Chestnut St
Tickets: $10, $8 students/seniors, $5 Scribe members, Free for students, faculty, and staff of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University
Master Class with Haile Gerima
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Scribe Video Center, 4212 Chestnut St, 3rd Floor
Registration: $25, $15 for Scribe members
Tickets: $25, $15 for Scribe members