Providence French Film Festival: Aya of Yop City

Event Details

Aya of Yop City – Presented by Brown University’s Department of French Studies at the Cable Car Cinema

Starring: Aïssa Maïga, Tella Kpomahou, Tatiana Rojo
Director: Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie
Run Time: 84 Minutes

Synopsis: Aya is a remarkable young adult from Yopougon-Koute (“Yop City”), who unlike other girls her age is not fixated solely on boyfriend problems and social issues. She has a lot of advice to give, for one thing! Based on the hugely-popular and bestselling “bande dessinée” series of French graphic novels, the characters in this 1970s Ivory Coast town jump off the page and onto the screen in this gorgeously-animated film. A sense of West African family life is depicted by the characters in theirlively interactions. The adventures of Aya, her friends, and family are all brought to life in this vibrant film – with a groovy soundtrack to match.

Tickets and passes can be purchased at the Cable Car Cinema in advance or on the day of the screening beginning at 9am. Online ticketing is available at the Cable Car Cinema website for general admission tickets only (no passes/full price only). Pass holders must obtain a ticket for each screening at the Cable Car (limit 2 tickets per screening).
Have a question? You can reach the Cable Car Cinema at 401.272.3970.

$9 general admission
$7 student admission
$55 for 8 general admissions
$20 for 4 student admissions

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