Sneak Preview of VIVA RIVA! at the Music Box Theatre on Monday, June 20th at 7:30pm
by Dave Jennings
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 2:27pm
Sign up for this free screening! By signing up for this screening, you will receive one free admission to our Sneak Preview of VIVA RIVA! at the Music Box Theatre on Monday, June 20th at 7:30pm. Please note that this RSVP doesn’t confirm you a seat, as this is a first-come, first-serve screening.
See the newest Music Box Films release long before it is released in Chicago this Monday, June 20th at 7:30pm.
Sign up for your free ticket! To sign up for this free screening, please CLICK HERE and fill out the form
Seating will begin at 7pm, and the screening will begin at 7:30pm. All admissions are First Come, First Served, however, you MUST RSVP to be on the list for admission! Click the link above to be RSVP’d for this event! We want to know what you think about the film and will invite you to give us your thoughts following the screening.
Directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga
“A seductive combination of African mystique and hardboiled noir storytelling.” -Twitch Film
“A blast from start to finish” – Variety
Riva is a small time operator who has just returned to his hometown of Kinshasa, Congo with a major score: a fortune in hijacked gasoline. Wads of cash in hand and out for a good time, Riva is soon entranced by beautiful night club denizen Nora, the kept woman of a local gangster. Into the mix comes an Angolan crime lord relentlessly seeking the return of his stolen shipment of gasoline.
Winner of 6 African Movie Academy Awards
Written, directed and produced by Djo Tunda Wa Munga
WINNER: African Movie Academy Awards 2011
Best Director – Djo Tunda Wa Munga
Best Supporting Actress – Marlene Longange
Best Supporting Actor – Hoji Fortuna
Best Production Design
WINNER: PAN African Film Festival 2011
Best Feature Film
2010 Toronto International Film Festival (Official Selection)
2011 Berlin Film Festival (Official Selection)
2011 South By Southwest Film Festival (Official Selection)
VIVA RIVA is the first Congolese feature film in the Lingala language and the first Congolese feature distributed in the U.S.
The film swept the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards, taking home 6 awards, including Best Director and Best Film.