Tonight's Movie: ATLANTICS, directed by Mati Diop. 8:30pm. Private Screening Room. Please Email For Address & Parking Info.
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Mati Diop is an actor and director, born in Paris into a prominent Senegalese family, the daughter of noted musician Wasis Diop, and niece of well known filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty. As a director, she has several short films under her belt, including Atlantiques in 2009. Her short films Big in Vietnam and A Thousand Suns screened at TIFF in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Atlantics is Diop's first feature, which she directed as well as co-writing the screenplay with Olivier Demangel. ATLANTICS is Mati's debut feature and she is one of the only filmmakers to have her debut film accepted in competition at Cannes. She also became the first woman of color ever to have her film screened in competition at the festival. ATLANTICS awed critics and eventually won the Grand Prix at Cannes. The film was recently named Senegal's official entry to the Oscars. Watch the ATLANTICS trailer here!