|When:||Back to Calendar » September 27, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm||Where:||John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
2700 F St NW
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Nigerian director Tony Abulu’s widely-acclaimed film “Doctor Bello” will kick off its world premiere at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
The film — starring Isaiah Washington, Vivica A. Fox, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Bern Cohen and a host of Hollywood and Nollywood (Nigerian cinema) actors — tells the story of Dr. Michael Durant (Washington), a brilliant but emotionally troubled cancer specialist who is wrestling with the loss of his 10-year-old daughter from cancer. Immersing himself in his work in the hospital and away from his wife (Fox), he forms an unlikely bond with a sick but loving boy named Sam, the son of a rich Jewish couple who are major contributors to the hospital’s Cancer Research Fund. With Sam’s health rapidly declining, Durant desperately seeks help from Dr. Bello (Jean-Louis), an uncertified Nigerian Doctor with a controversial past, known in the Brooklyn-African underground as a miracle worker, leading to a series of events that turn Durant’s world upside-down.
Preceding the premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 26th from 1 to 3 p.m., a Q&A symposium will be held at the Howard University Blackburn Building Gallery.
Tickets for the premiere can be purchased online or by calling the Kennedy Center box office at 1-800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600.
To view the movie trailer, click here.