July 9, 10 and 24 | Auditorium, Alliance Française, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry to Conference and Cinema Programme | Buy Concert Tickets
Extended Play is a Screen Out Loud event featuring more than one film and lasting beyond one day. This first edition is dedicated to music, and will feature films celebrating music and musicians, and music histories from around the world.
The three-fold programme comprises Cinema, Concert, and Conference (Keynote and Publication – Audiovisual Crossroads).
The Music Film Weekend has been made possible with support from the Embassy of France in Nigeria and the Alliance Francais Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre, as well as programme support from the Spanish Consulate General in Lagos, Institut Français and Circuit.
All events are open to the public and free to attend (note: the Extended Sessions concert is a paid event).
Venue: The Auditorium, Alliance Française, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi
Saturday July 9th
1:00 PM: Keynote Address – “Counterpoints: Intersections in Film and Music”, by Molara Wood, writer and journalist. (Followed by presentation of Audio-visual Crossroads)
3:00 PM: CESÁRIA ÉVORA (2022) by Ana Sofia Fonseca. Documentary, 94′
5:00 PM: RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS (2018) by Nicolas Jack Davies. Documentary, 85′. View Trailer
Sunday July 10th
5:00 PM: SUPRÊMES (2021) directed by Audrey Estrougo. Biography/Music/Drama, 112′. Presented in partnership with Institut français. View Trailer
8:00 PM: Extended Sessions Live Concert featuring Gerald Eze (Traditional Oja player, Jazz); Sha De (Soul); Edez (Folk), and The Originals (Jazz). Organised in partnership with Circuit. Gate Fee: 2000 naira | Buy tickets here
Sunday, July 24th
5:00 PM: CHICO & RITA (2010) directed by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando. Animation/Romance/Drama, 90′. Presented in partnership with the Spanish Consulate General in Lagos. View Trailer
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Saturday, July 9; 1pm | Free Entry.
Keynote Address: “Counterpoints: Intersections in Film and Music” by Molara Wood, writer and journalist.
Presentation of ‘Audiovisual Crossroads’ – Festival Publication & Collection of Essays
About Audiovisual Crossroads
Throughout history, motion picture and music have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship, one that makes for incredibly immersive and mutually-edifying symphonic and cinematic experiences. In Nigeria, both art forms play a vital role in the country’s creative industry, and occasionally collaborate on a variety of projects.
In our first issue of Audio-Visual Crossroads, we present a collection of essays exploring the convergence of music and the moving image, and showcasing the rich and diverse interactions between both genres.
Live Concert on Sunday, July 10. 8pm | Gate Fee: 2000 Naira (Buy tickets)
Organised in partnership with Circuit and the French Cultural Centre.
In the framework of its Extended Play Festival, Lagos-based independent cinema platform Screen Out Loud is proud to present its first ever Extended Sessions, a live music performance featuring exciting musical talents from the Nigerian Jazz, Folk & Soul scene. Organised together with the French Cultural Centre, Alliance Française Lagos and creative consultancy Circuit, the concert is supported by the Embassy of France in Nigeria.
Extended Sessions will feature the Lagos-based jazz band The Originalz, together with Folk singer Edez, multi-instrumentalist Gerald Eze, as well as Soul performer Sha De.
*All films are in English or with English subtitles
CESÁRIA ÉVORA (Portugal; 2022). Documentary; 94′ (Opening Film)
by Ana Sofia Fonseca
Showing on Saturday, July 9; 3pm | Free Entry.
Synopsis: CESÁRIA ÉVORA draws an empowering portrait of the legendary singer Cesária Évora, a woman born in colonial Cape Verde, who soared to the heights of the musical world and always pursued freedom above all else. CESÁRIA ÉVORA traces the diverse political and social contexts of Évora’s life and the universal themes of freedom and racial and gender inequality, illustrated by many never-before-seen archival footage, original recordings, and unique testimonies from the people who knew the woman behind the legend.
RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS (United Kingdom; 2018). Documentary; 85′
by Nicolas Jack Davies
Showing on Saturday, July 9; 5pm | Free Entry.
Synopsis: During the late 1960s and early 70s, London’s Trojan Records label became one of the most influential record companies in history. By tapping into Jamaican migration to England, the label became a force in spreading ska, rocksteady and reggae. Rich interviews with colorful characters reveal the stories behind beloved songs such as “Rudy, A Message to You,” “The Israelites” and “You Can Get it if You Really Want.” The film celebrates how immigration and innovation transformed popular culture. Told by a cast of legendary artists including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and more.
SUPRÊMES (France; 2021). Biography/Music/Drama; 112′ (France)
by Audrey Estrougo.
Showing on Sunday, July 10; 5pm | Free Entry. | Presented in partnership with Institut français.
Synopsis: France, early nineties. As the violence escalades between police and youth in the city projects, hip hop culture spreads as the best mean to express revolt. Two boys, JoeyStarr and Kool Shen, become the voice of a generation and the biggest French rap group ever: Suprême NTM.
CHICO & RITA (Spain; 2010) Animation/Romance/Musical, 90′. Age rating: 15
by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando.
Showing on Sunday, July 24; 5pm | Free Entry. | Presented in partnership with the Spanish Consulate General in Lagos.
Synopsis: Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.