Zamunda comes to Stratford, London for one night only for ‘Coming To America’ extravaganza. 1988 was a great year for cultural phenomena. Michael Jordan was dominating basketball like no one had ever seen. Michael Jackson was the biggest pop star on the planet. Both would end up transcending their respective genres. On the 29th of June that year, a relatively well known 27 year old, Brooklyn born comedian called Edward Regan “Eddie” Murphy created a story about an African Prince flying to the USA to find his bride. The film would be a critical and commercial smash.
It’s a film that is still revered by many, even a quarter of a century later. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the cinematic release of the film, Anthony and Teanne Andrews, founders of experiential events company ‘We Are Parable ‘ have joined forces with Stratford Picturehouse to organise a screening of ‘Coming To America’. The event will be made complete with African dancers and drummers ready to bring Zamunda to Stratford on Thursday 20th June at 7pm.
‘We absolutely loved this film when we were growing up and feel that a whole generation resonated with Murphy’s characters,’ Teanne Andrews said. ‘Even 25 years later, a whole new group of people are still discovering how ground breaking and funny it is.’
‘My first experience of this film was a badly dubbed version on late night TV, but the world that Murphy created was so memorable’ Anthony Andrews added. ‘Even peripheral characters could have had their own separate films . That’s how complete his universe is’.
‘The thing is we were part of the generation who were too young to see Coming to America in the cinema, so what better time to bring it back to the cinema than on it’s 25th anniversary?’
With specially themed cocktails and a quiz that will test even the most ardent Soul Glo fan, this event is one not to miss.
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