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SA film Ayanda opens in US cinemas

Hot on the heels of its screening at the 59th BFI London Film Festival in October, South African coming-of-age film Ayanda will be releasing in theatres in Los Angeles and New York on Friday, 13 November.

The film was picked up for distribution in the US by Selma director and film distributor Ava DuVernay’s distribution company ARRAY.

Additional screenings will be held in Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, DC Screenings will also be seen at the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival, and the Africa in Motion Film Festival.

Ayanda is showing in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Houston, Detroit, Seattle, Calabash, Greensboro and Boston between November 13th and December 5th. Directly following this Ayanda will be available on DSTV Box Office in South Africa from 16 December.

Ayanda, the latest film by award-winning director Sara Blecher, is a tale of love, friendship and growth in contemporary South Africa. The film tells the story of a single-minded 21-year-old Afro-hipster Ayanda (Fulu Mugovhani), who has a talent for taking neglected pieces of furniture and “bringing them back to love”.

Eight years after her father’s death, his prized auto repair garage is in deep debt and in danger of being sold, but Ayanda does everything in her power to hold onto his legacy.

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