In Person: Producer & Star Alan Ssali Hofmanis. Thursday, May 30th at 9:15 in Woodstock
Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!” and the vanguards of DIY commando cinema. Under the guidance of writer/producer/director Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) and with producer/star Alan Ssali Hofmanis, this crack crew of self-taught filmmakers and martial arts aficionados produce dozens of gonzo action films in the Kampala ghetto with budgets that rarely exceed $200 USD.
Utilizing scrap parts to build computers, machine guns and a full-sized Huey helicopter, these real-life superheroes inspire more heart, imagination and soul than a thousand Hollywood blockbusters. Guaranteed to thrill midnight-movie geeks and well worth the attention of cineastes and film scholars, BAD BLACK is enjoying a highly successful festival run. Variety reviewed the film in 2017 from the BiFan Film Festival saying, “Performed with infectious zeal by a cast of hundreds, ‘Bad Black’ proves that under the right circumstances, enthusiastic amateurs can carry the day just as well as highly trained professionals.”
(Uganda / 2016 / Directed by Nabwana I.G.G.)
Unrated / 1 hr 8 mins.
Courtesy of AGFA (American Genre Film Archive)