Film Series

New Voices in Black Cinema

 
 
Mar 26—Mar 29, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
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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.


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PAST EVENTS
Film
Knucklehead
 

Alfre Woodard and The Wire’s Gbenga Akinnagbe star in this visually layered Brooklyn-set drama.

Mar 26—Mar 29, 2015
World premiere
 
 
Film
Of Good Report
 

This South African noir “fuses genre playfulness with political subtext” (Variety).

Thu, Mar 26, 2015
 
 
Film
An American Ascent + King of Guangzhou
 

A thrilling chronicle of the first group of African-American climbers’ attempt at North America’s highest peak.

Fri, Mar 27, 2015
New York Premiere
 
 
Film
Dreams Are Colder Than Death
 

Cinematographer Arthur Jafa (Crooklyn) ruminates on what it means to be black in America.

Fri, Mar 27, 2015
 
 
Film
Christmas Wedding Baby
 

Three sisters unite at a Christmastime wedding in this romantic comedy.

Fri, Mar 27, 2015
 
 
Film
Ojuju
 

A subversive take on the zombie genre set in an isolated Nigerian slum.

Fri, Mar 27, 2015
New York Premiere
 
 
Film
The Supreme Price
 

An account of activist Hafsat Abiola‘s fight for Nigeria’s most marginalized population: women.

Sat, Mar 28, 2015
 
 
Film
Life's Essentials With Ruby Dee
 

This loving portrait of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis is told through the eyes of their grandson.

Sat, Mar 28, 2015
 
 
Film
In The Morning
 

This tonally complex debut charts the relationship among nine young Brooklynites.

Sat, Mar 28, 2015
 
 
Film
Gone Too Far
 

A delightfully funny tale about two long-estranged brothers, one British and one Nigerian.

Sat, Mar 28, 2015
New York Premiere
 
 
Film
Shorts Program
 

A diverse collection of new short films from emerging black filmmakers.

Sun, Mar 29, 2015
 
 
Film
Sixteen
 

A former child soldier struggles to adapt to his new life in London in this urban drama.

Sun, Mar 29, 2015
US Premiere
 
 
Film
Black Panther Woman
 

A woman looks back on the revolutionary politics of her generation in this powerful film.

Sun, Mar 29, 2015
New York Premiere