The 16th Palm Beach International Film Festival will come to a close tonight with a screening of The First Grader, the true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. The First Grader has consistently been a hit with audiences since its screening at the Telluride, Toronto and London Film Festivals in September and was the Audience Prize runner-up at the Toronto Film Festival.
The screening begins at 7pm at Movies of Delray, followed by the after-party at Deck 84, 840 E. Atlantic Avenue.
On behalf of the Palm Beach International Film Festival, we thank you for your coverage and enthusiastic support. We hope you were all able to catch a few films, too! And if not, there’s always the “Best of the Fest,” which will also be announced at the press conference.