This festival of new black cinema returns for its third year
with narrative features, documentaries, and shorts that redefine
the black experience in America and around the world.
Co-presented by ActNow Foundation. Since its founding in 2005, ActNow Foundation has been a stepping-stone for filmmakers, playwrights and artists interested in working for non-profit arts organizations. 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 artists through our playwright and actor workshops.
Q&As following most screenings.
This documentary examines Italy’s denial of citizenship to children of immigrants.
This intimate film captures the lives of four barbers in Ghana, Jamaica, the US, and the UK.
On the eve of President Obama’s history-making election, three friends reminisce on the past.
In this unsettling drama, a troubled Iraq War vet confronts a war crime that haunts his past.
Ishmael Reed, Nick Cave, and others explore the influence of African religion on American culture.
A man starts gambling to bankroll his dream of opening a drive-in theater in Africa.
Saul Williams stars in this drama about a man revisiting his past on the last day of his life.
Erykah Badu, Cee Lo Green, and many more explore soul music in this documentary about the FunkJazz Kafé.
This new documentary explores a miscarriage of justice in the aftermath of an infamous rape case in Central Park.
An Alaska-raised Nigerian struggles with his cultural heritage in this stirring family drama.
One July 4th evening brings four people together in twin tales of seduction and conflicted desire.
Isaiah Washington stars in this drama about power, money, and corruption within a ministry.
Author Edwidge Danticat stars in this moving chronicle of political violence in Haiti.
Complex cross-generational relationships take the spotlight in this collection of short films.
Two Bronx graffiti writers hatch a plan to tag a New York landmark.
Two aspiring fashion designers find success in this comic exploration of sexual identity.