BY: KIMBERLY ALSUP
Vaya released in 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival has been acquired by Ava Duvernay’s Array and scheduled for theater release in October as well as Netflix on November 1. Directed by Akin Omotoso and written by Craig Feimond, Tshabalira Lebakeng, Antony Mafela, David Majoka, Madoda Nthuli, Harriet Perlman and Robbie Thrope. Vaya gained Akin Omotoso the African Movie Academy Award for Best Director.
Vaya (To Go) is about three people who board the train bound for Johannesburg. Strangers, each on their own mission, with a simple task to complete and in search of a family to help them. But when they are betrayed by the very people whose protection they sought, they find themselves trapped in the city. Vaya weaves in all three plots, that intersects in a gripping, moving and funny story about struggling for survival and dignity in the city.
VAYA’s ‘To Go’ Screening Tour Dates:
LOS ANGELES | October 26 – November 1 | Laemmle Music Hall
NEW YORK | October 27-28 | RAW Space presented by Imagenation Cinema
NEW YORK | October 29 | National Sawdust
GARY, IN | October 13 | Indiana University Northwest presented by Gary International Black Film Festival
SEATTLE | October 25 | Ark Lodge Cinemas presented by Sankofa Film Society
LAKE PLACID, NY | October 26 | Lake Placid Film Festival
BLOOMINGTON, IN | November 1 | Indiana University Black Film Center/Archives
HOUSTON | November 8 | Houston Museum of African American Culture
KATY, TX | November 14 | Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra
BOSTON | November 16-18 | ArtsEmerson
Visit Arraynow.com/Vaya to request a screening and to buy tickets.