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Bad Black

Showtimes

1 Hr. 8 Min.
Not Rated
2016
Screening format: DCP

Cinema Hooligante, sponsored by Milwaukee Record!

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Special guests in attendance!

Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!” and the vanguards of DIY commando cinema.

[Wherein] a mild-mannered doctor, portrayed by Wakaliwood producer Hofmanis, is trained in the art of ass-kicking commando vengeance by a no-nonsense ghetto kid named Wesley Snipes(!) in an effort to steal back a family heirloom from Uganda's toughest gang. A multitude of subplots ensue at a breakneck pace as Nabwana hurls his charismatic cast through bombastic firefights, dizzying motorcycle chases, and an absolutely madcap prison riot – all photographed with a thrilling gonzo panache and seeped in gleefully silly, self-deprecating humor. And in Uganda’s finest storytelling tradition, the films are complemented by the acerbic wit of narrator/”Video Joker” VJ Emmie, who sums up the Wakaliwood experience with a single sentiment: ‘It is a love story...LOVE OF ACTION!’

 

"Bad Black is a miraculous film with a deeply touching history behind it."
- Geeks Under Grace
"Produced over several years with a tiny budget (estimated at about $65) in the slums of Wakaliga, it is a delirious, high-octane, DIY mix of action, street fighting, intense drama and comedy."
- Screen Anarchy
"...deliriously entertaining."
- Variety

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