Film Series

New Voices in Black Cinema

 
 
Feb 15—Feb 18, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

 


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
18 Ius Soli
 

This documentary examines Italy’s denial of citizenship to children of immigrants.

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
The Fade
 

This intimate film captures the lives of four barbers in Ghana, Jamaica, the US, and the UK.

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Big Words
 

On the eve of President Obama’s history-making election, three friends reminisce on the past.

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
The Kill Hole
 

In this unsettling drama, a troubled Iraq War vet confronts a war crime that haunts his past.

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
 
 
Film
The United States of Hoodoo
 

Ishmael Reed, Nick Cave, and others explore the influence of African religion on American culture.

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
High Chicago
 

A man starts gambling to bankroll his dream of opening a drive-in theater in Africa.

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Tey (Aujourd'hui)
 

Saul Williams stars in this drama about a man revisiting his past on the last day of his life.

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of a Decade
 

Erykah Badu, Cee Lo Green, and many more explore soul music in this documentary about the FunkJazz Kafé.

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
The Central Park Five
 

This new documentary explores a miscarriage of justice in the aftermath of an infamous rape case in Central Park.

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
 
 
Film
alaskaLand
 

An Alaska-raised Nigerian struggles with his cultural heritage in this stirring family drama.

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Four: New Voices in Black Cinema
 

One July 4th evening brings four people together in twin tales of seduction and conflicted desire.

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
 
 
Film
The Undershepherd
 

Isaiah Washington stars in this drama about power, money, and corruption within a ministry.

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Stones in the Sun
 

Author Edwidge Danticat stars in this moving chronicle of political violence in Haiti.

Mon, Feb 18, 2013
 
 
Film
Shorts Program: Unbreakable
 

Complex cross-generational relationships take the spotlight in this collection of short films.

Mon, Feb 18, 2013
 
 
Film
Gimme the Loot
 

Two Bronx graffiti writers hatch a plan to tag a New York landmark.

Mon, Feb 18, 2013
 
 
Film
No Homo
 

Two aspiring fashion designers find success in this comic exploration of sexual identity.

Mon, Feb 18, 2013
New York premiere