German Film Festival presents SUPA MODO: Heroes Live Forever

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In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are with English subtitles.

German Film Festival presents SUPA MODO: Heroes Live Forever

Showtimes

Wednesday, Aug 11
7:00pm
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Supa Modo is a 2018 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Likarion Wainaina. It first premiered at 68th Berlin International Film Festival. It was selected as the Kenyan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

One Fine Day Films is an alternative production company founded in 2008 by German film director Tom Tykwer and Marie Steinmann-Tykwer. The initial idea behind the ONE FINE DAY FILM Project is to give African filmmakers an opportunity to write and produce their own stories and, under the mentorship of experienced filmmakers, reach an international audience on the big cinematic screen. Until now ONE FINE DAY FILMS and their Nairobi-based partner GINGER INK successfully produced seven feature films.

In cooperation with DW AKADEMIE, ONE FINE DAY FILMS trained over 1000 filmmakers from 21 African countries within their workshops in all departments of the moviemaking process.

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SUPA MODO – Heroes Live Forever
Director: 
Likarion Wainaina
Country: 
Kenya, Germany
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
74 minutes

An inspiring story about the strength of young people in the face of adversity. Obsessed with Jackie Chan and action films, nine-year-old Jo dreams of being a superhero, but time is not on her side. When the doctors reveal that she is terminally ill, Jo leaves the hospital and returns home to be with her mom and sister. While her mom insists that she stay inside and rest, her sister has different plans. With the entire village’s support, they decide to make dreams a reality and turn Jo into the superhero they know she is. Newcomer Stycie Waweru delivers a captivating and earnest performance, imbuing her character with a subtle strength that ignites the screen. This film is a stunning reminder of the power of imagination.