Half of a Yellow Sun

What? Yet another article about Half of a Yellow Sun I can hear you saying.

But wait, don’t leave before I have to tell you that I have some good news for our readers in the Chicagoland area.

Biyi Bandele's feature film, which is being distributed by Monterey Media and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, John Boyega, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji, is a drama that weaves together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of civil war, with a newly independent 1960s Nigeria as the backdrop.

The good news is that it was announced earlier today that the film will open in Chicago in late June for a week’s engagement, starting June 20 through 26. The film will play exclusively only at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago.