"That Daughter's Crazy" Film NYC Premiere In The Best of The African Diaspora Film Festival

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Explores Rain Pryor's Vibrant Life As The Black Jewish offspring of Richard Pryor

Friday, Jan. 9 – Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

That Daughter's Crazy, directed by Elzbieta Szoka and produced by Paradox Smoke Productions (USA, 59 minutes), is a portrait of Rain Pryor, daughter to legendary comedian Richard Pryor.

Rain grew up during an era when race, ethnicity and religion caused her constant internal and external conflict. The award-winning film unveils her vibrant and complicated life as a black Jewish girl looking for self-identity and recognition in Hollywood, and a woman coming to terms with the loss of her father and learning to be a mother. That Daughter's Crazy takes scenes from Rain’s one-woman stage show and intertwines them with personal interviews and anecdotes from Rain, her grandmother Bunny, and mother Shelley, for an intimate depiction of life as one of Richard Pryor’s progenies.

The New York City premiere screening of That Daughter’s Crazy will be part of the Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival at Teachers Colle, Columbia University on Saturday, January 10 at 8 pm (The Chapel, Teacher's College; 525 W. 120th St.).

A Q & A with Rain Pryor and cocktail reception will follow the screening.

Other films in the Best of ADIFF include ADIFF 2014 highlights Bound: Africans vs African-Americans by Peres Owino, a documentary about the tensions between these two group, winner of ADIFF 2014’s Public Award for the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color; ADIFF 2014 Opening Night film Supremacy by Deon Taylor starring Danny Glover and Lela Rochon - a racially charged psychological thriller about a high ranking white supremacist who kills a cop and takes a Black family hostage; and ADIFF 2014 Closing Night film Obama Mama by Vivian Norris, a revealing documentary about Stanley Ann Dunham, mother of the nation's first black President.

The Best of ADIFF will also bring back two historic epic dramas that explore the fight for liberation by colonized and enslaved women with Ninga Queen of Angola by Sergio Graciano about a 17th century Queen who fought for freedom against Portuguese colonialism and Azú by Luis Alberto Lamata is the story of an African woman brought into slavery in Venezuela who has an ancestral destiny that will completely disrupt the plantations’ natural order.

The richness of stories hailing from the Caribbean is represented with the docs Reshipment by Gloria Rolando, an exploration of the long standing historical and socioeconomic connection between Haiti and Cuba, The Price of Memory by Karen Marks Mafundikwa, a film that follows the evolution of the Reparation movement in Jamaica, and Shadow of Color by Angela E. Roe, a visual reflection on the issue of skin color in the former Dutch colony of Curacao.

Back by popular demand are Hold Back/Rengaine by Rachid Djaïdani, the award-winning romantic comedy-drama – Director's Fortnight Cannes Film Festival 2012 - that explores the tensions between North and Sub-Saharan African communities in France and Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro which explores Tango’s Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the music of El Rio de la Plata.

For more information about the Best of The African Diaspora International Film Festival, to receive screeners and high resolution images please contact Diarah N’Daw-Spech at (212) 864-1760/ fax (212) 316-6020 or e-mail  [email protected]. Festival web site: www.nyadiff.org.The African Diaspora International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Support for ADIFF come from ArtMattan Productions; the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University; the New York City Council in the Arts, WBAI and Public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.


WHERE: Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street – Room Milbank Chapel.

Train 1 to 116th Street, Free parking Saturday and Sunday

WHEN: Friday, January 9 to Sunday, January 11, 2015

For schedule of all shows pleaase see

To purchase tickets please visit the website


FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2015

6:00PM             Shadow of Color /  (Sombra di Koló)

7:35PM             Reshipment / (Re-Embarque)

9:00PM             SupremacySATURDAY, JAN. 10, 2015

2:00PM             The Price of Memory

4:00PM             Obama Mama

6:00PM             Hold Back / (Rengaine)

8:00PM             That Daughter’s Crazy – Q&A and Reception

SUNDAY, JAN 11, 2015

2:00PM             Azu

4:00PM             Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango

6:00PM             Bound: Africans vs African-Americans

8:00PM             Njinga, Queen of Angola (Njinga, Rainha de Angola)



General $12

Seniors/Students: $10

Guest Film That Daughter’s Crazy: $15 film, Q&A and reception


CONTACT Tel: (212) 864-1760 www.NYADIFF.org

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