Chan Centre Connects
- Under African Skies
- USA/South Africa2012
- Joe Berlinger
- 108 DCP
- Chan Centre Connects
- February 7, 2019 7:00
“A pure-bliss celebration.”John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
For the 25th anniversary of his landmark album Graceland, Paul Simon returns to South Africa for a historic reunion concert. Featuring anti-apartheid activists, musical legends, and leading cultural figures—including Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte, Paul McCartney, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo—Under African Skies recounts the record’s turbulent birth and controversial reception. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger also directed Brother’s Keeper and the Paradise Lost trilogy.
“Doubly satisfying: We get not only a trenchant political drama but a bang-up concert film as well.” Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
This film screening has been curated in conjunction with the performance of Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Habib Koité and Bassekou Kouyate at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 pm.