Grandpa Was An Emperor

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Q&A with director Constance Marks, producer Corinne LaPook, editor Bob Eisenhardt and subject Yeshi Kassa following the 7:30pm screening on Tuesday, April 26.

GRANDPA WAS AN EMPEROR follows Yeshi Kassa, the great-granddaughter of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia as she tries to reconcile the collapse of her family’s 3000-year dynasty with the complicated political and cultural legacy of her family. This film marks the first time the members of the royal family have broken their silence about these events.

Screening as part of the Spring 2022 season of Pure Nonfiction. Tickets for Pure Nonfiction screenings are $19 for the general public and $16 for IFC Center Members. A Season Pass, good for all Spring 2022 films (Apr 5 – May 24) is available at$145 ($105 IFC Center members).

  • Year 2022
  • Running Time 92 minutes
  • Distributor Pure Nonfiction
  • Director Constance Marks
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and as well as through general internet searches.