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Film Series

New Voices in Black Cinema

 
 
Apr 21—Apr 24, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
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New Voices in Black Cinema returns for its sixth 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
Mediterranea
 

This heartrending look at the refugee experience is told with vivid naturalism.

Thu, Apr 21, 2016
 
 
Film
Somewhere in the Middle
 

Four lovers find themselves caught in a tangle of intersecting relationships.

Thu, Apr 21, 2016
 
 
Film
Danny and the Human Zoo
 

British comedian Lenny Henry wrote this hilarious, insightful film based on his own life.

Fri, Apr 22, 2016
New York Premiere
 
 
Film
When Elephants Fight
 

This urgent documentary sheds light on Western complicity in the Congolese Civil Wars.

Fri, Apr 22, 2016
 
 
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Imperial Dreams
 

This Sundance award winner stars John Boyega in an electrifying performance.

Fri, Apr 22, 2016
 
 
Film
Chapter & Verse
 

Writer-activist Jamal Joseph directs this look at cycles of violence and second chances.

Thu, May 19, 2016
 
 
Free
Film
Trafficked
 

This Trinbagonian thriller is an unsettling glimpse into the world of drug trafficking.

Sat, Apr 23, 2016
New York Premiere
 
 
Film
Short Film Program 1
 

New Voices in Black Cinema presents a diverse collection of new short films.

Sat, Apr 23, 2016
 
 
Film
How To Tell You're a Douchebag
 

A womanizing Brooklyn blogger meets his match in this smart, sexy romantic comedy.

Apr 23—Apr 24, 2016
New York Premiere
 
 
Film
Free in Deed
 

A desperate mother turns to a faith healer to cure her son in this gripping drama.

Sat, Apr 23, 2016
New York Premiere
 
 
Film
Stories of Our Lives
 

Five lyrical vignettes, based on true stories, paint a revealing portrait of LGBT Kenyans.

Sun, Apr 24, 2016
 
 
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Short Film Program 2
 

A diverse collection of new short films.

Sun, Apr 24, 2016
 
 
Film
French Dirty
 

An aimless Angeleno confronts what it means to turn thirty in this inventive indie gem.

Sun, Apr 24, 2016