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Viva Riva!

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A film by Djo Tunda Wa Munga
Starring Patsha Bay Mukuna, Manie Malone, Hoji Fortuna, Marlene Longange, Diplome Amekindra, Alex Herabo

Riva is a small time operator who has just returned to his hometown of Kinshasa, Congo after a decade away 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. Director Djo Tunda Wa Munga’s Kinshasa is a seductively vibrant, lawless, fuel-starved sprawl of shantytowns, gated villas, bordellos and nightclubs and Riva is its perfect embodiment.

A bold crime action film that’s vicious, sexy and throbbingly realistic.The Hollywood Reporter

Four stars…One of the best neo-noirs from anywhere in recent memory. Time Out New York

Frenetic, sleazy and entertaining as all hell The Onion


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Technical Information

Production Year
Country of Production
Democratic Republic of Congo
Lingala, French with English subtitles

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011
9:45pm · 5:45pm
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011
9:45pm · 5:44pm
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011
Monday, Aug 29, 2011
9:45pm · 5:45pm
Sunday, Aug 28, 2011
9:45pm · 5:45pm · 1:45pm
Saturday, Aug 27, 2011
9:45pm · 5:45pm · 1:45pm
Friday, Aug 26, 2011
9:45pm · 5:45pm
Thursday, Aug 25, 2011
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm
Monday, Aug 22, 2011
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm
Sunday, Aug 21, 2011
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm · 3:40pm · 1:40pm
Saturday, Aug 20, 2011
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm · 3:40pm · 1:40pm
Friday, Aug 19, 2011
9:40pm · 7:39pm · 5:40pm

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