Director: Ekwa Msangi Run Time: 101 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2020
Starring: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah, Jayme Lawson, Joie Lee, Marcus Scribner, Nana Mensah
The Gotham and The Future of Film is Female present a special Women’s Month screening of Ekwa Msangi’s 2018 Gotham supported feature, Farewell Amor. To make an additional $10 donation to The Future of Film is Female, select the “Event + Donation” ticket on the checkout screen.
After 17 years in exile, Walter finally reunites with his family after being forced to leave Angola for New York City. We meet the family as Walter is picking up his wife, Esther, and daughter, Sylvia, from the airport to bring them home to his one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment. They quickly discover how the years of separation have turned them into absolute strangers. As they attempt to overcome the personal and political hurdles amongst them, they rely on the muscle memory of dance to find their way back “home.” FAREWELL AMOR is an immigrant story that has come to define the American landscape since its inception.
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