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Rain the Colour Blue with a Little Red in it

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a man on stage with guitar and coloured lights in the background
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15 Feb 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

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The very first fiction film shot in the Tuareg language, Rain the Colour of Blue with a Little Red in it is a loose, desert remake of Prince’s 80s rock-u-drama Purple Rain set in Saharan Africa and featuring star musicians from Agadez, Niger. Directed by the head of the Sahel Sounds Record Label, Christopher Kirkley, the film’s star is the guitar hero Mdou Moctar who plays a version of himself, newcomer to a local battle of the bands. A gently immersive film full of fantastic, hypnotic Tuareg rock music.

‘By all means, entice your friends by saying, “It’s a low-budget African Purple Rain - doesn’t that sound crazy?” Then groove with them for 75 minutes and watch them buy every Moctar and Sahel Sounds record they can.’ - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

2015 / Drama, Music • 1h 15m / Certificate 15

Christopher Kirkley

Leeds Film Player has an exciting new line-up of films for the February and March period. They have selected a few of the best new releases and other recent highlights and are presenting them alongside another small batch of previous LIFF Favourites. This time they are offering low cost passes for each category - LIFF Selects and LIFF Audience Favourites - to enjoy multiple films.

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