Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in it (AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI)


Film Info
Director:Christopher Kirkley
Film Category:Narrative
Music Spotlight
Running Time:75 min
Year of Release:2015
Premiere:California Premiere


Prince goes Sahel in this remake of Purple Rain in the Saharan Desert.  The first feature film in the Tamashek language (which has no word for "purple," hence the title), the film tells the universal story of a musician trying to make it against all odds. With a purple robe and matching chopper, a smoking hot guitarist arrives in a music-mad Niger town and sets about wooing a local beauty, clashing with his pious father and fencing with the jealous king of the local scene until their climactic six-string shootout. -Chris Metzler

Co-Presented by Noise Pop and the Arab Film Festival