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THE BURIAL OF KOJO

A FILM BY Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule

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Through a magical realist lens, THE BURIAL OF KOJO follows the story of Esi, as she recounts her childhood and the tumultuous relationship between her father, Kojo and her uncle, Kwabena. Directed by TED fellow, music composer and musician Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule, the film chronicles the tale of two brothers through the gifted eyes of a young girl who transports the audience to the beautiful lands of Ghana and other worlds that exist between life and death.

Born from a newspaper article and a Kickstarter campaign, Bazawule skillfully captures the beauty of a family, even when the circumstances aren't beautiful. THE BURIAL OF KOJO is an essential human story of courage and survival. THE BURIAL OF KOJO is a 2019 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) Official Selection and 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Winner.

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CITY VENUE DATES TICKETS
SEATTLE
ARK LODGE CINEMA
Presented by Sankofa Film Society
Showtime: 7:00PM

3.21 COMPLETED
ATLANTA
LANDMARK MIDTOWN ART CINEMA
Presented by Bronzelens Film Festival
Showtime: 7:00PM

3.28 COMPLETED
NEW YORK
IMAGENATION CINEMA
Showtime: 6:30p + 8:30p

3.29 COMPLETED
BROOKLYN
NATIONAL SAWDUST
Showtime: 6:30p
Post-screening performance by filmmaker Blitz Bazawule

3.31 COMPLETED
NEWARK
NEWARK MUSEUM
Showtime: 2:00p
Presented by the Newark Museum Black Film Festival Committee

3.31 COMPLETED
LOS ANGELES
LAEMMLE FINE ARTS THEATER
Showtimes: Fri 3.29 @ 7:30p, Sat 3.30 @ 2:45p 5:00p 7:30p, Sun 3.31 @ 1:40p 4:20p
Tues 4.2 @ 7:30p, Wed 4.3 @ 4:00p, Thurs 4.4 @ 7:30p
Filmmaker Q&A with Ava DuVernay + Blitz Bazawule 3.29.
Filmmaker Q&A with Blitz Bazuwale on 3.30 following 5p + 7:30p showings.

3.29 - 4.4 COMPLETED
NEW YORK
STUART CINEMA + CAFE
Showtimes: Fri 3.29 @ 7:00p + 9:30p, Sat @ 7:00p, Sun 3.31 @ 4:00p,
Mon 4.1 @ 6:00p, Tues 4.2 @ 7:00p, Wed 4.3 @ 2:00p, Thurs 4.4 @ 2:00p

3.29-4.4 COMPLETED
SAN FRANCISCO
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF ARTS
Showtime: 7:15p
Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Blitz Bazawule

4.2 COMPLETED
WASHINGTON, DC
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
Showtime: 7:00p
Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Blitz Bazawule

4.5 COMPLETED
BLOOMINGTON, IN
BLACK FILM CENTER/ARCHIVE - Indiana University
Showtime: 7:00p
Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Blitz Bazawule

4.10 COMPLETED
SILVER SPRING, MD
AFI SILVER THEATER AND CULTURAL CENTER
Showtimes: Daily until Thursday 4.18

4.12-4.18 COMPLETED
HOUSTON
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Showtime: 6:30p

4.18 COMPLETED
DETROIT
CINEMA DETROIT
Showtime: Coming Soon!

4.19 COMPLETED
VIRGINIA BEACH
SOMETHING IN THE WATER FESTIVAL
Presented by I Am Other
Showtime: 7PM
Performances by filmmaker + musician Blitz "The Ambassador" Bazawule

4.26 COMPLETED

IN THE NEWS

CBS News | [WATCH] Ghanian Filmmaker Blitz Bazawule discusses the story behind his latest film, THE BURIAL OF KOJO

Good Day LA | [WATCH] Blitz Bazawule Talks ‘The Burial of Kojo’ with Ava DuVernay

New York Times Critics’ Pick | Review: A Dazzling Modern Fable

Los Angeles Times | Review: ‘The Burial of Kojo’ dazzles with a sumptuous magical realist vision from Ghana

The New Yorker | “The Burial of Kojo,” Reviewed: A Boldly Lyrical Portrait of a Young Ghanaian Girl

The Hollywood Reporter | Review: "The Burial of Kojo"

The Washington Post | 4.5 Stars: "The Burial of Kojo" Review: A stunning debut for a musician turned filmmaker

All Things Considered | Fantasy Collides With African Culture In Blitz The Ambassador's 'Burial Of Kojo'

Deadline | 'The Burial Of Kojo' Director Blitz Bazawule Isn't Here To Give You "Normal" Filmmaking

The Guardian | Streaming: The Burial of Kojo; Fugue – a magical double bill

The Call-In | [LISTEN] In Conversation with ARRAY Filmmakers Blitz Bazawule and Akin Omotoso

Voice of America | Ghana Film Taps Traditional Themes

KULTUREHUB.com | How Samuel Bazawule Overcame Fear While Making The Burial of Kojo

Moveable Fest | Interview: Blitz Bazawule on Unearthing a Culture’s Untapped Wealth in “The Burial of Kojo”

ALLHIPHOP.com | Blitz the Ambassador teams with Ava DuVernay for "The Burial of Kojo"

The Shadow League | Blitz The Ambassador, Writer/Director of THE BURIAL OF KOJO

Red Pill | Black & African with Blitz The Ambassador

Black Press USA | African Culture Comes Alive in "The Burial of Kojo"

AAFCA | Podcast Interview with Filmmaker Blitz Bazawule

EURWEB | A Magical Film Set in Ghana Is The Latest From Ava DuVernay's Film Distribution Collective

SirusXM's The Laura Coates Show | Director Samuel Blitz Bazawule

POP Magazine | Blitz The Ambassador on Pioneering a Global African Presence in Music and Film

Face2Face Live | Episode 426 Blitz the Ambassador The Burial of Kojo

Kaleidoscope Reviews | Review: THE BURIAL OF KOJO

Wanna Be | Blitz Bazawule Preparing for Global Recognition

Common Sense | Movie Review: THE BURIAL OF KOJO

HuffintonPost.com | Here Are The Movies Coming To Netflix This Week (March 25-31)

Film Jerk | Movie Watch: The Burial of Kojo

Black Film | Official Poster & Pics For ARRAY’s The Burial of Kojo

Deadline | Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Acquires Surreal Drama ‘The Burial Of Kojo’, Sets Netflix Premiere Date

ESSENCE | Ava DuVernay's ARRAY and Netflix Announce Acquisition of Ghanaian Film "The Burial of Kojo"

OKAYAFRICA | Blitz The Ambassador's "The Burial of Kojo" Is Heading To Netflix Very Soon

Black Film | ARRAY Picks Up Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule’s Drama ‘The Burial Of Kojo’ For Netflix To Air In March

Coming Soon | THE BURIAL OF KOJO Picked Up by Ava DuVernay's ARRAY

GHAFLA! | "The Burial of Kojo" To Debut on Netflix March 31

Dark Horizons | Netflix, DuVernay Nab "The Burial of Kojo"

The Broken Cliche | THE BURIAL OF KOJO Heading to Netflix, Ava DuVernay's ARRAY Acquires Blitz Bazawules Debut Film

Broadway World | Ava DuVernay's ARRAY Releasing Acquires THE BURIAL OF KOJO


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