‘93 Days’ goes to US for screening

Wave-making movie, ‘93 Days’, will be screening at the Chicago International Film Festival taking place in the Illinois Street, Chicago, United States, between October 21  and October 25.

Already ‘93 Days’ has been shortlisted by Chicago Magazine as one of the top five movies at the festival.

The Magazine said “the film is coming out of Nollywood tradition, I think it brings an international appeal because of the story it tells.”

The real-life drama is a captivating movie on how Nigeria courageously contained the Ebola pandemic resulting in the prevention of a national disaster. The title, ‘93 Days’ signifies the period Nigeria experienced its first case of Ebola to the day the World Health Organisation declared the nation Ebola free.

93 Days has been enjoying patronage in Nigerian cinemas and has been endorsed by cinema audience, celebrities, movie critics and bloggers.

The festival opened in 1965 at the Carnegie Theater, where King Vidor, Bette Davis, and Stanley Kramer were honoured for their contributions to American cinema. Since then, the festival has grown to become a world-renowned annual event.

The festival’s in-person tributes have honoured such international luminaries as François Truffaut, Orson Welles, Sophia Loren, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Satyajit Ray, Howard Hawks, George Cukor, Spike Lee, Lucino Visconti, Faye Dunaway, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Sidney Poitier, Patrice Chéreau, Ron Howard, J.A. Bayona, Viola Davis, Bruce Dern, and Kevin Kline.

Seeking out the best in international cinema, the festival has discovered new talents and opened windows to a world of film previously or otherwise unavailable in Chicago.

Over the years, the festival has introduced creative new directors like Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Bertrand Tavernier, Margarethe von Trotta, Krzysztof Kieslowski, among many others, to Chicago. The festival is also dedicated to showcasing films made by filmmakers from across the state of Illinois.

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