Posted by Larry Gleeson
By Chidumga Izuzu
93 Days, the only Nollywood movie to ever screen at the Chicago International Film Festival, has been listed as one of the must-see movies at festival.
The movie which will premiere in Chicago at the Chicago International Film Festival on Tuesday, October 20, 2016, has been listed as one of the must- see movies at the 52nd Chicago Film Festival by Chicago Magazine.
With close to 200 films and countless screenings spread across two weeks, Chicago International Film Festival programming director Mimi Plauché, made a list of the top five features from this year’s slate of films.
93 Days has been listed alongside Catholics vs. Convicts, Jackie, Christine,”and That Day We Sang.
A compelling human story of dedication, sacrifice, resilience and survival, 93 Days is directed by Steve Gukas, and produced by Bolanle Austen-Peters, Dotun Olakunri and Steve Gukas.
The movie demonstrates the bravery of the late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh and her colleagues. From their encounter with the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who was the index case of the Ebola Virus Disease, to ensuring that the right medical procedures were in place to stop the spread of the disease in the country.
Starring Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey as Patrick Sawyer, the movie also stars Bimbo Akintola as Nigerian hero, Dr Stella Adadevoh, Gideon Okeke, Somkhele Idhalama, Bimbo Manuel and veteran Hollywood actor, Danny Glover.
After its successful screening at The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the world premiere of 93 Days took place on Friday, September 9, 2016, at The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Following its Toronto premiere, the movie made its debut in Nigeria at House on the Rock Cathedral, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
93 Days will premiere in Chicago at the Chicago International Film Festival on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the AMC River East 21, E. Illinois Street Chicago.