Film Series

New Voices in Black Cinema

 
 
Mar 27—Mar 30, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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New Voices in Black Cinema returns for its fourth 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.

Q&As following most screenings.

For more events during New Voices in Black Cinema please visit ActNow's event lineup.


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PAST EVENTS
Film
Flex Is Kings
 

This inspiring documentary is a celebration of an unsung urban dance form.

Thu, Mar 27, 2014
 
 
Film
An American in Hollywood
 

A New York writer-director and his friends set off to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams.

Thu, Mar 27, 2014
 
 
Film
Homegoings
 

An intimate look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community.

Fri, Mar 28, 2014
 
 
Film
Melvin & Jean: An American Story + Even Me
 

This documentary explores the lifelong consequences of a criminal act of resistance.

Fri, Mar 28, 2014
 
 
Film
Unsound
 

A filmmaker resorts to extreme measures to help his mother through her mental illness.

Fri, Mar 28, 2014
World premiere
 
 
Film
The Girl Is in Trouble
 

A Lower East Side murder mystery, produced by Spike Lee and directed by Julius Onah.

Fri, Mar 28, 2014
 
 
Film
The Bicycle + The Unseen Beauty
 

A whimsical family film set in the working- and middle-class enclaves of Queens.

Sat, Mar 29, 2014
 
 
Film
Aya of Yop City
 

An animated film based on Marguerite Abouet’s popular graphic novel series.

Sat, Mar 29, 2014
New York premiere
 
 
Film
In Search of the Black Knight
 

A humorous look at the current state of African-American romantic relationships.

Sat, Mar 29, 2014
 
 
Film
1982
 

Hill Harper, Wayne Brady, and Ruby Dee star in this drama set during the early days of crack.

Sat, Mar 29, 2014
 
 
Film
Shorts Program: Bound Realities
 

A selection of short films that skirt the line of reality.

Sun, Mar 30, 2014
 
 
Film
Let the Fire Burn
 

This documentary chronicles a stand-off between radicals and the Philadelphia government.

Sun, Mar 30, 2014
 
 
Film
Sleeping with the Fishes
 

A coming-of-age Latino-Jewish comedy set in Brooklyn.

Sun, Mar 30, 2014
 
 
Film
The Brother From Another Planet
 

John Sayles’ powerful allegory of immigrant experience celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Sun, Mar 30, 2014