New Voices in Black Cinema returns for its fifth year with narrative features, documentaries, and shorts that redefine the black experience in America and around the world.
Presented in partnership with ActNow Foundation. Since its founding in 2005, the ActNow Foundation has been a production company and advocate for diverse, independent filmmakers and playwrights interested in producing work reflecting the infinite range of African-American and Latino experiences across the globe. ActNow hosts regular events in Brooklyn to showcase the best in independent theater and film. Additionally, they are dedicated to fostering the growth of New York's brightest and most talented through regular panels, speakers, and workshops.
Alfre Woodard and The Wire’s Gbenga Akinnagbe star in this visually layered Brooklyn-set drama.
This South African noir “fuses genre playfulness with political subtext” (Variety).
A thrilling chronicle of the first group of African-American climbers’ attempt at North America’s highest peak.
Cinematographer Arthur Jafa (Crooklyn) ruminates on what it means to be black in America.
Three sisters unite at a Christmastime wedding in this romantic comedy.
A subversive take on the zombie genre set in an isolated Nigerian slum.
An account of activist Hafsat Abiola‘s fight for Nigeria’s most marginalized population: women.
This loving portrait of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis is told through the eyes of their grandson.
This tonally complex debut charts the relationship among nine young Brooklynites.
A delightfully funny tale about two long-estranged brothers, one British and one Nigerian.
A diverse collection of new short films from emerging black filmmakers.
A former child soldier struggles to adapt to his new life in London in this urban drama.
A woman looks back on the revolutionary politics of her generation in this powerful film.