Directed by Andrew Dosunmu

Nigeria, USA, 2011 , 80 min.

Restless City is a stunning look at New York’s West African immigrant community. The film tells the story of Djibril, a Senegalese immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City. He dreams of being a musician but ekes out a living selling CDs on the street. When he falls in love with a prostitute who works for a small-time loan shark and pimp named Bekay, Djibril’s previously aimless existence is suddenly given fresh purpose, and he is forced to make some difficult decisions. Lauded for its assured direction and extraordinary cinematography, Restless City, Dosunmu’s first feature film, also provides a shimmering vision of New York City that has never been seen before on screen.

We are honored to have film director Andrew Dosunmu introduce and discuss his film at the Friday evening screening.

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