Elza Premieres @ BlackStar Film Festival Sunday August 4th @ 3pm

Elza (Le Bonheur d’Elza)  

Guadeloupe/France, 2011, 82 min. French with English Subtitles. Drama. 

sunday august 4th @ 3pm

3141 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104
Drexel University – Papadakis Auditorium Room 120
Tickets: General $10; Students & Seniors w/ID $7;  Drexel Community w/ID $5

special guest Writer/Director  Mariette Monpierre


Bernadette, a single mother in Paris, tries to provide her daughters with everything.  She is thrilled when her eldest daughter, Elza, is the first in the family to graduate from college earning a master’s degree. But Elza breaks her mother’s heart by running away to their native Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory:  the father she barely remembers.   ELZA offers an insider’s view of a lush island culture, capturing the passion and contradictions of this family in transition.

I am honored to be moderating the Q&A following the film with Mariette Monpierre. For tickets and more information on the Elza screening, click here. Don’t miss this incredible film.

WINNER: Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) – British Academy of Film and
Television Arts/LA (BAFTA/LA) Festival Choice Award 2012
WINNER: FESTIVAL PROGRAMMERS’ AWARD – Narrative PAFF/Los Angeles, 2012
WINNER BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE: Roxbury International Film Fesival 2012  
NOMINATED FOR  BEST PICTURE American Black Film Festival 2012
NOMINATED FOR CESAIRE AWARD 2011
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