Cinetopia International Film Festival "May Allah Bless France! (Qu'allah Bénisse La France!)"

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History says
From autobiography to big screen debut, rapper, author and spoken word artist Abd Al Malik brings his challenging and ultimately inspiring story to life in sobering black-and-white. Raised by a single mother, Malik (played by Marc Zinga) navigates one of the harshest projects of 80’s era Strasbourg by leading a double life; a life that cultivates his mental intellect, by being rewarded a scholarship at an esteemed area high school, while building his street cred stealing, selling drugs and sharpening his MC skills at the local clubs of Neuhof. When tragic violence finds its way into his world, he must make a choice that truly defines his path. Set against the wall of sound provided by Malik, musicians Bilal, Wallen, and his French electronic music producer colleague Laurent Garnier, ensures the stage is properly set for an arresting voice, uniquely its own. The film won the Discovery Award at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Drama | French | 96 min

Welcome to the Cinetopia International Film Festival June 5-14 • Detroit & Ann Arbor • 150 screenings • 70+ films • 10 days. Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.). The extensive festival program is selected exclusively for Cinetopia by a team that includes Indiewire Influencer Russ Collins (from the Michigan Theater) and the national “dean” of art house programming Elliot Wilhelm (from the Detroit Film Theatre).

Cinetopia honors the rich heritage of cinematic culture and Michigan’s proud legacy of outstanding cinema artists through special pre- and post-film events, including presentations, discussion panels, and Q&A sessions with directors, writers, and stars.

For more information visit http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/

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