Supa Modo

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Programs:Childish Films
Nextwave
Tags:Adventure
Coming-of-Age
Family Friendly
Drama
Family Drama
Film/Media/TV
Arts
Western
Nextwave
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2018
Runtime:74 min
Awards:Generation Kplus Best Feature Film Special Mention - Berlin International Film Festival
Country/Region:Kenya
Germany
Language:English
Swahili
Kikuyu
Print Source:One Fine Day
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/256094409
Cast/Crew
Director:Likarion Wainaina
Co-Director:Likarion Wainaina
Producer:Sarika Hemi Lakhani
Siobhain "Ginger" Wilson
Tom Tykwer
Marie Steinmann-Tykwer
Guy Wilson
Cinematographer:Enos Olik
Screenwriter:Mugambi Nthiga
Silas Miami
Wanjeri Gakuru
Kamau Wandung'u
Editor:Charity Kuria
Composer:Sean Peevers
Principal Cast:Stycie Waweru
Marrianne Nungo
Nyawara Ndambia

Description

A Kenyan superhero movie, Supa Modo is the story of 9-year-old Jo, fan of kung fu star Jackie Chan whose movies are regularly shown by her friend Mighty Mike in the backroom cinema of Maweni. A cancer patient, Jo’s biggest dream is to be a superhero herself, because then she could fly. When Jo comes home from the hospital for good, her older sister Mwix involves the entire village in elaborate enactments to affirm the existence of the young girl’s super powers. Jo’s mum soon confronts the reality of their final days together and learns what her daughter really wants–to make a movie!

An inspiring drama about a small Kenyan community fulfilling the wishes of a much-loved child, Super Modo also pays tribute to the powers of imagination, invincible superheroes, and the immortal joy and power of making movies.

Recommended for ages 9+

Filmmaker Biography

Kenyan filmmaker Likarion Wainaina was born in Moscow, Russia but now lives in Nairobi where he works as a director and cinematographer. As a cameraman he has filmed documentaries and commercials. As a director he has worked on several TV shows and made a number of short films. One of his first, Between the Lines, was the first Kenyan film projected on an IMAX screen in Kenya.