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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.
This inspiring documentary is a celebration of an unsung urban dance form.
A New York writer-director and his friends set off to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams.
An intimate look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community.
This documentary explores the lifelong consequences of a criminal act of resistance.
A filmmaker resorts to extreme measures to help his mother through her mental illness.
A Lower East Side murder mystery, produced by Spike Lee and directed by Julius Onah.
A whimsical family film set in the working- and middle-class enclaves of Queens.
An animated film based on Marguerite Abouet’s popular graphic novel series.
A humorous look at the current state of African-American romantic relationships.
Hill Harper, Wayne Brady, and Ruby Dee star in this drama set during the early days of crack.
A selection of short films that skirt the line of reality.
This documentary chronicles a stand-off between radicals and the Philadelphia government.
A coming-of-age Latino-Jewish comedy set in Brooklyn.
John Sayles’ powerful allegory of immigrant experience celebrates its 30th anniversary.