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Martine Syms, The African Desperate
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Dazed x MUBI Cinema Club returns with a preview of The African Desperate

Also featuring a Q&A with director Martine Syms – get your tickets here

Good news, cinema fans! Dazed x MUBI Cinema Club is officially back with a bumper season of four film screenings, launching at the ICA next Tuesday with a preview screening of Martine Syms’ feature-length debut, The African Desperate. A showing of Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave will come later in the month, followed by Deep Red on October 31, and Aftersun in November.

Taking place over 24 hours, The African Desperate follows new art grad Palace (Diamond Stingily), who needs to get home from upstate New York to Chicago following her graduation party. Director and multimedia artist Syms says that the film recounts her own first 24 hours as a master of fine arts – a “hilariously abject” trip through a patronising and racist art world.

As part of its ongoing partnership with the film distributor and movie streaming service MUBI, Dazed will host an exclusive preview screening of The African Desperate from 6pm on October 18 at the ICA. Martine Syms will also stick around to answer audience questions after the film.

Fancy it? Tickets are now available here for £6 (or £3 for Dazed Club members – learn more here). Tickets will also include drinks and a free goody bag.

Revisit the trailer for The African Desperate, and see what else Dazed x MUBI Cinema Club has to offer, below.