City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view a complete list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Sembène Film Festival: Faat Kiné
Wednesday, November 7 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Come to Alphabet City for a screening of Faat Kiné followed by a Q&A discussion with Herb Boyd, presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. Faat Kiné is, from its first shot to its surprising last, Sembène’s tribute to what he calls the “everyday heroism of African women.” In the opening frame, a procession of traditionally dressed women winds its way majestically through the hectic heart of modern Dakar. Faat Kiné lets them pass and drives on as she carries their story into the present. Sembène looks at the relationship of gender, economics and power in the story of Faat-Kiné, who triumphs as a successful businesswoman and single mother in spite of being deceived and betrayed by three important men in her life.