April 21, 2016
After confirmation of music icon Prince's death at age 57 came fan reactions and the announcement of a tribute from PhilaMOCA. The all-purpose art gallery is in the midst of wrapping up Cinedelphia, an alternative film festival, but has scheduled encore screenings of one of the films, after news broke about Prince's death.
A Nigerian "Purple Rain" remake titled "AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI" premiered at the film festival on Thursday, April 14. The film stars self-taught Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar and combines the sound and vision of contrasting cultures within the framework of Prince’s classic film "Purple Rain."
The film will be screened again for three nights starting on Sunday, April 24. All three shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and are $10.