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London Short Film Festival: A Constellation of Cosmic Queens at Rio Cinema

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Time 15:00
Date 19/01/19
Price £11.5

Celestial happenings and speculative futures meet spirituality and innate strength in this kaleidoscopic offering of Afrofuturist short works.

Welcome to the orbits of the Cosmic Queens... Follow the black women at the centre of these journeys to the uncharted realms of the galaxy, on solo missions through space and time, traversing dreams, memories and mythical pasts. Includes Nigerian filmmaker CJ Obasi’s adaptation of Hugo Award winner Nnedi Okorafor’s short story Hello, Moto. Programmed by Qila Gill.

Films:

HELLO, RAIN
CJ Obasi 30 mins (Nigeria, 2018)

PUMZI
Wanuri Kahiu 22 mins (KE, 2010)

TO CATCH A DREAM
Jim Chuchu 13 mins (KE, 2015)

MAHOGANY TOO
Akosua Adoma Owusu 3 mins (Ghana, 2018)

THE GOLDEN CHAIN
Adebukola Bodunrin / Ezra Claytan Daniels 14 mins (US, 2016)

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend London Short Film Festival: A Constellation of Cosmic Queens at Rio Cinema at 15:00 on Saturday 19 January 2019. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: As this screening takes the viewer to uncharted realms of the galaxy and missions through space and time, it seemed only logical to ask a question about constellations. So, here it goes... In 1922, the sky was divided up in to how many constellations?
A: .1) 40 .2) 88 .3) 62 .4) 12