PAA JOE & THE LION

Sunday, April 22, 4:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE

Paa Joe & The Lion
(Dir. Benjamin Wigley, 2016, UK/Ghana, 74 min)
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The Grandfather of Ghana’s Fantasy Coffin trade gets the documentary treatment in this critically-acclaimed festival favorite.

Paa Joe dreams of his bygone days — bringing money home in briefcases and work being shipped to galleries the world over.  Now, he sleeps as the cars hurtle passed.  There are no customers, no tourists — there are no coffins to make.  His son, Jacob, dreams too, he dreams of returning his father to his glory days and rebuilding the family legacy together.  Over the next four years they stand side-by-side, conquering love and death and embracing a life changing opportunity to travel to the UK to undertake an artist residency.  It is the start of their future together — master and son…Paa Joe & The Lion.

Screening with:
“The Coffin Club”
(Dir. Briar March, 2017, New Zealand, 4 min)
Musical and documentary unite to introduce The Coffin Club, a truly unique community organization bringing free-spirited seniors together to construct and personalize their own low-cost coffins.