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VAYA

DIRECTED BY AKIN OMOTOSO

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In filmmaker Akin Omotoso's VAYA, the title is a phrase spoken in South African townships meaning “to go.” VAYA takes viewers along on a journey of three young South Africans who travel away from their rural homes on a train bound for Johannesburg. Stirring and suspenseful, the intertwining stories of these naive strangers as they struggle to survive culminates in an explosive moment not soon forgotten. Based on real accounts, VAYA made its World Premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and garnered Mr. Omotoso the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Director.

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CITY VENUE DATES TICKETS
LOS ANGELES
LAEMMLE MUSIC HALL
Showtimes: 4:40p + 10:00p Daily (Fri. 10.26 - Thurs. 11.1)
Q+A w/ filmmaker Akin Omotoso to follow 10.26 + 10.27 4:40p screenings
hosted by the African Artists Association and the African American Film Critics Association.

10.26 - 11.1 COMPLETED
NEW YORK
RAW SPACE
Presented by Imagination Cinema
Showtimes: Sat. 10.27 @ 7:00p, Sun. 10.28 @ 2:00p + 5:00p
Q+A w/ filmmaker Akin Omotoso to follow both 10.28 screenings.

10.27 - 10.28 COMPLETED
NEW YORK
NATIONAL SAWDUST
Showtime: 7:30p
Q+A w/ filmmakers Akin Omotoso + Ava DuVernay to follow the screening.

10.29 COMPLETED
GARY
INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST
Presented by Gary International Black Film Festival
Showtimes: 6:00p

10.13 COMPLETED
SEATTLE
ARK LODGE CINEMAS
Presented by Sankofa Film Society
Showtime: 7:30p
Q+A w/ filmmaker Akin Omotoso to follow the screening.

10.25 COMPLETED
CHICAGO
FACETS CINEMATHEQUE
Showtimes: Fri. 10/26 @ 7:00p / Sat. 10/27 @2:30p, 4:45p 7:00p + 9:15p
Sun. 10/28 @ 2:30p, 4:45p + 7:00p / Mon. 10/29 - Wed. 10/31 @ 7:00p

10.26 - 11.1 COMPLETED!
MINNEAPOLIS
WALKER ART CENTER
Showtimes: Fri. 10/26 @ 7:00p / Sat. 10/27 @ 2:00p

10.26 - 10.27 COMPLETED
LAKE PLACID
LAKE PLACID FILM FESTIVAL

10.26 COMPLETED
ATLANTA
AUBURN AVENUE RESEARCH LIBRARY
Presented by Bronzelens Film Festival
Showtimes: 3:00p

10.28 COMPLETED
PHILADELPHIA
LIGHTBOX FILM CENTER
Showtime: 7:00p
Q+A w/ filmmaker Akin Omotoso to follow the screening.

10.30 COMPLETED
WASHINGTON, DC
CINEMA AT EATON FV
Presenting by: Parallel Film Collective
Showtime: 7p

10.30 COMPLETED
BLOOMINGTON
BLACK FILM CENTER/ARCHIVE
Showtime: 4:30p

11.1 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
HOUSTON
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Showtime: 6:30p

11.8 COMPLETED
KATY
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LACENTERRA
Screening Time: 7:00p

11.14 COMPLETED
ATLANTA
SPELMAN COLLEGE
*Educational Screening

11.15 ---
BOSTON
ARTSEMERSON
Showtimes: Fri. 11.16 @ 7:00p, Sat. 11.17 @ 2:00p + 8:00p

11.16 - 11.17
COMPLETED
NEWARK
NEWARK MUSEUM
Presented by Newark Black Film Festival
Showtime: 2:00p

11.17 COMPLETED

IN THE NEWS

Deadline | ‘Vaya’ Director Akin Omotoso On Bringing Empathy And Authenticity To Filmmaking

New York Times Critic's Pick | Review: In ‘Vaya,’ Three Travelers Find Danger in Johannesburg

Los Angeles Times | Review: In dynamic South African drama 'Vaya,' newcomers get a rough Johannesburg welcome

Vibe | 'VAYA' Filmmaker Akin Omotoso Shares The Theme Behind His Immigrant Story And Working With Ava DuVernay

Essence | 7 Must-Watch Netflix Titles You'll Want To Binge In November

Kulture Hub | Akin Omotoso’s film ‘Vaya’ takes us on a journey to the South African ‘city of gold’

The Shadow League | We Spoke With Director Akin Omotoso About His Award-Winning Film Vaya

Demand Africa | Exclusive Interview: Akin Omotoso, Director of Vaya

Amsterdam News | South African film ‘Vaya’ comes to Harlem

SiriusXM’s Clay Cane Show | Akin Omotoso, Nigerian Film Director of Vaya - Shaping the Narrative of Content You Want to See

Voice of America’s All Africa | African Filmmaker Tells Tales of South African Migrants

Los Angeles Sentinel | "VAYA" - A Remarkable Look At Innocence Lost in Modern South Africa

Los Angeles Times | VAYA Listed in Movie Openings, Oct. 24-26

Reelblack Radio | ‘VAYA’ director Akin Omotoso Joins Finale Episode

Harlem World Magazine | See VAYA and Meet Award-Winning Director Akin Omotoso at Imagenation In Harlem

Shadow & Act | Exclusive: Ava DuVernay's ARRAY Releases Poster And Screening Tour Dates For South African Film 'Vaya,' Which Will Hit Netflix

Black Film | Poster To Array’s South African Coming-Of-Age Drama Vaya

Deadline | Array Releasing Acquires ‘Vaya’, Sets Release Date For Akin Omotoso Coming-Of-Age Drama

Shadow & Act | Ava DuVernay's ARRAY Acquires South African Coming-Of-Age Film 'Vaya'; November Netflix Premiere Set

OkayAfrica | South African Coming-Of-Age Drama 'Vaya' Heads To Netflix This November Via Ava DuVernay's ARRAY

Native Magazine | Akin Omotoso's Coming-Of-Age Film, "Vaya" Set for Netflix Debut

Eyewitness News | Ava DuVernay's Company Acquires Rights to Distribute SA Film 'Vaya' in the US

Black Film | Array’s Latest Acquisition Is Akin Omotoso’s South African Coming-Of-Age Drama Vaya

Movie Magic | Array Releasing Acquires ‘Vaya’, Sets Release Date For Akin Omotoso Drama

Sunday Times' Book Live | Vaya will be available on Netflix in November!

Afro 100 | South African Drama 'Vaya' To Feature On Netflix Via Ava DuVernay's Array

The Call Sheet | ARRAY Acquires SA Coming Of Age Drama, VAYA

Sodas 'N' Popcorn | Vaya: Ava DuVernay Has Acquired Akin Omotoso’s Critically Acclaimed Film

The Nation | Akin Omotoso’s ‘Vaya’ to make debut on Netflix

Pulse | Nigerian filmmaker's film, 'Vaya' gets date for Netflix debut

Konbini | Akin Omotoso's Acclaimed Drama, 'Vaya' To Hit Netflix In November

Bona | Ava DuVernay Acquires local movie Vaya

Glamsquad Mag | Akin Omotoso's Movie 'Vaya' to Debut on Netflix

That Blue Book | Akin Omotoso's Acclaimed Drama, 'Vaya' To Hit Netflix In November

ZAlebs | Ava DuVernay’s Array Releasing acquires Akin Omoto’s “Vaya”


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