U.S. Premiere

The touching feature debut from Kenyan director Likarion Wainaina, co-produced by Tom Tykwer (RUN LOLA RUN) tells the inspiring story of nine-year-old Jo (Stycie Waweru, in her acting debut), a young woman battling terminal illness who dreams of being a superhero. Against all odds and battling the clock, Jo's rebellious teenage sister Mwix, her overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni come together to make Jo's last wish a reality. In the age of BLACK PANTHER, Wainaina succeeds in creating an equally compelling African superhero, as well as a deeply moving tribute to the comforting value of imagination in the face of adversity. Official Selection, 2018 Berlin Film Festival. DIR Likarion Wainaina; SCR Wanjeri Gakuru, Silas Miami, Kamau Wa Ndung'u, Mugambi Nthiga; PROD Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Marie Steinmann-Tykwer, Tom Tykwer, Ginger Wilson, Guy Wilson. Kenya/Germany, 2018, color, 74 min. In English, Kikuyu and Swahili with English subtitles. NOT RATED

No AFI Member passes or Courtesy passes accepted.

74 Minutes
Drama, coming-of-age

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