Monday, July 29

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Bad Black


Followed by Livestream Q+A with Director Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) and Producer/Star Alan Ssali Hofmanis!

2016 • dir Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) • 68 min • DCP

Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!” and the vanguards of DIY commando cinema. Under the guidance of writer/producer/director Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) and with producer/star Alan Ssali Hofmanis, this crack crew of self-taught filmmakers and martial arts aficionados produce dozens of gonzo action films in the Kampala ghetto with budgets that rarely exceed $200. Utilizing scrap parts to build computers, machine guns and a full-sized Huey helicopter, these real-life superheroes inspire more heart, imagination and soul than a thousand Hollywood blockbusters.

Staff Pick! Joey, Brandon

“A deliriously entertaining multi-genre mashup… Guaranteed to thrill midnight-movie geeks and well worth the attention of cineastes and film scholars.”
– Richard Kuipers, Variety

“Bad Black is like a shot of pure adrenaline jabbed straight into your heart.”
– Matt Singer, Screen Crush

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Monday 7/29
at 8:30 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.