Directed by Renaud Barret and Florent de la Tullaye. Shot over five years, this exuberant music film profiles Congo’s extraordinary street band Staff Benda Bilili (Look Beyond Appearances), which includes four paraplegics and a homeless boy they adopted. The group has risen from the mean streets of Kinshasa to the concert halls of Europe. “Infectious and joyous.” –Hollywood Reporter.
Democratic Republic of the Congo/France, 2010, subtitles, color, 35mm, 105 min.
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).