In East African nations, matatu (Swahili) are privately owned minibuses or easily accessible share taxis. Often decorated with popular icons and sounds, matatu offer not only a means of travel, but access to another world. We are impassioned by the belief that everyone has a spectacular story regardless of age, geographical bounds, sexual preference, race, and socio-economic status and that story represents the sacred agreement among otherwise disparate communities.
And if you’re like us, you’re tired of stale popcorn, sugary sodas, and the usual Hollywood blockbusters typical of the theater experience. We invite you to come aboard the Matatu Film Festival, exploring some of the world’s most spectacular stories in some of Oakland’s newest spaces. Begin by browsing our 2014 FILM GUIDE, then follow the BUY TICKETS link to secure your seats. Enjoy the ride.