Once Upon a Time in Uganda

Cathryne Czubek · 2022
94min · DCP
  • Saturday, Jul 15, 2023, 5:30pm
  • Sunday, Jul 16, 2023, 6:00pm
  • Monday, Jul 17, 2023, 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023, 7:00pm

Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!” and the vanguards of DIY commando cinema.

Set in the heart of Uganda, two unlikely friends from opposite sides of the world unite over their shared love of Chuck Norris and gonzo '80s action flicks. With sheer determination and an outrageous sense of humor, they team up to create their own explosive movies, catapulting Wakaliwood to international stardom and bringing laughter and joy to millions. Take a look behind the scenes of the place that birthed such cinematic wonders as WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX? and BAD BLACK: Wakaliwood, a world like no other, where you can definitely “expect the unexpectable.”

In English and Ganda with English subtitles.

The showing on Sunday, July 16th will be followed by a live virtual Q&A with director Cathryne Czubek along with the man himself, Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey Nabwana (Nabwana I.G.G.), scheduled to attend!

“A love letter to the power of cinema to inspire and unite across all cultural lines.” J Hurtado, Screen Anarchy

“CRITIC’S PICK! The film is strongest when capturing Nabwana’s resourcefulness, the exuberance of the local volunteers who serve as his actors and crew, and the joy his films bring to a Ugandan audience hungry for movies. Once Upon a Time in Uganda reminds you how the art of moviemaking can make dreams real.” Robert Daniels, The New York Times