Sembène Film Festival: Yardie

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Presented by City of Asylum @ Alphabet City at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh PA

Nov 15 2019
Sembène Film Festival: Yardie

Join City of Asylum for a screening of Yardie presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. This is the second program of a four night festival held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.

Idris Elba directorial debut, Yardie, is based on the 1992 Victor Headley cult-novel of the same name. Yardie explores the story of D, a young Jamaican man who is brought into the underworld of London drug-dealing. Set mostly in the London Borough of Hackney, D is given the job of courier carrying cocaine from Jamaica to London, where he reunites with his lost childhood love and young daughter who moved there to make a better life for themselves. The term “Yardie” is slang referring to

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ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission, RSVP Required

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LOCATION

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

40 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

PARKING INFO

Safe and convenient parking for City of Asylum @ Alphabet City (40 W. North Avenue) is available at the Federal North Garage (1231 Federal Street) located on Federal Street behind the Masonic Building.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

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