Restless City

USA 2011. Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Cast: Sy Alassane, Sky Nicole Grey, Danai Gurira, Anthony Okungbowa, Babs Olusanmokun

VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Djibril moved from Senegal to New York in pursuit of his dream of becoming a musician. Amidst a cacophony of languages and a kinetic landscape, Djibril becomes embroiled in a dangerous world: peddling for gangsters, borrowing from pimps, and falling in love with a prostitute. In his bold first feature, Nigerian-born fashion designer, fashion photographer, and music-video director Andrew Dosunmu crafts a mesmerizing thriller with a refreshingly novel perspective and nods to the cinematic traditions of Senegal. Taking us behind the hawkers and hustlers of Canal Street, Restless City is a visually-striking look inside the world of African migrants living in New York. Its stunning cinematography is by Bradford Young. “The extraordinarily beautiful Restless City achieves revelation on two tiers — in the kinetic landscape of the city itself and in the world of Senegalese immigrants, whose struggle evolves just beneath the sightlines of the average New Yorker” (John Anderson, Variety). Colour, HDCAM, in English, French, Yoruba, and Wolof with English subtitles. 90 mins.