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Dancing the Twist in Bamako (Twist à Bamako)


Two young persons dancing in front of a photographer

Columbia University - Low Plaza
535 West 116th Street
New York, US 10027

Sept. 6, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 6 | Columbia University, Low Library Steps

Dancing the Twist in Bamako (Twist à Bamako)  
Directed by Robert Guédiguian 
With Stéphane Bak, Alicia Da Luz Gomes, Saabo Balde, Bakary Diombera 
Choreographer: Thierry Thieû Niang
2021, Drama, 2h09, France-Senegal-Canada 

In 1960s Mali, the youth of Bamako embrace the twist dance and rock and roll imported from the West as they dream of political change. Amidst this atmosphere of hope, young socialist Samba encounters the spirited Lara during a political mission to the bush. As their love story unfolds, they face the challenges of revolution and strive to achieve their dreams for a brighter future.

In French with English subtitles 
Free and open to the public (no ticket needed)


Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Francaise.


Films on the Green returns for its 15th edition with a selection of free screenings across nine parks in Manhattan and Brooklyn from June 2 to September 8, 2023. Celebrating the art of dance in film, the festival features 12 stunning features that highlight dance as a universal language that connects cultures and people through the magic of cinema. Join us for a mesmerizing cinematic journey through the world of dance in New York City parks! 


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