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MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER By Award-Winner Director Anne Aghion Opens at Maysles Cinema – January 12-18, 2010 Part of DOCUMENTARIES IN BLOOM: NEW FILMS PRESENTED BY LIVIA BLOOM Anne Aghionâ€™s internationally acclaimed documentary MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER will open at Maysles Cinema in Harlem, January 12 through 18. Focusing on Rwandaâ€™s daring experiment in post- [...]
Successful, Black and Lonely — D.C. Author’s Tale of Young Black Women’s Loneliness Catches Hollywood’s Ear Helena Andrews, author of “Bitch is the New Black,” talks about her collection of essays that provide a satirical look at successful young black women living in Washington. She’s 29, single, living in D.C., and might be the star [...]
Welcome to the Terrordome In 1987 Public Enemy emerged as one of the most formidable forces in Rap music with the release of their landmark album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back; nearly 20 years later, Chuck D and the crew still have what it takes to get their powerful message [...]
Doc Watchers will proudly present: The last three episodes of Â UNNATURAL CAUSES Place Matters (29 min)Â Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Latino and Southeast Asian immigrants have been moving into long-neglected predominantly Black urban neighborhoods. Segregation and lack of access to jobs, nutritious foods, and safe, affordable housing have [...]
GOSPEL HILL Greed and idealism collide in this powerful narrative staring Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long and Giancarlo Esposito. Tensions of the past resurface, as a town and its people struggle with age-old issues of the politics of prejudice. Images of past and present blend seamlessly as reminders of lessons yet [...]
Since its debut in 1997, DocuweeksTM has presented over 133 short and feature length documentaries to appreciative audiences in theatrical runs designed to qualify the films for consideration for the Academy Award.
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to showcasing films created by media artists of Asian descent and about the Asian community. Founded in 1978, AAIFF continues to be a leading showcase for Asian American film and video. In addition to panels, workshops, and [...]
Launched in 1999, the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is now the premier Urban Latino film event in the country.
THIS IS NOT A SPIKE LEE JOINT! â€¦itâ€™s a tributeâ€¦ Spike Lee put Brooklyn on the map. Known as one of Hollywoodâ€™s most important and influential filmmakers, he has left an indelible mark in our music, lexicon, fashion and art. BROOKLYN HONORS SPIKE LEE IS A MULTI-FACETED TRIBUTE, orchestrated by PlanIt Brooklyn, that invites the [...]
This summer Afro-Punk, BAMcinematek and Toyota’s/The 5th Door.com will present the 5th annual Afro-Punk Festival in the heart of Brooklyn. The festival is the definitive destination for the global Afro-Punk community. In 2002, Matthew Morgan and James Spooner joined forces to give a voice to thousands of multi-cultural kids fiercely identifying with a lifestyle path-less-traveled. [...]
Synopsis: A Puerto Rican Muslim rapper fights oppression and finds peace in Pittsburgh. Filmmaker and subjects will be in attendance. Pre-show music by the film’s star, Hamza Perez. Open bar after-party following the screening.
Synopsis: SKIN is a dramatic feature based on the true life story of Sandra Laing. Sandra is distinctly African looking. Her parents, Abraham and Sannie, are white Afrikaners, unaware of their Black ancestry. They are shopkeepers in a remote area of the Eastern Transvaal and, despite Sandra’s mixed-race appearance, have lovingly brought her up as [...]
Raphael Saadiq will release his first concert DVDÂ — Raphael Saadiq: Live From the Artists Den — on July 21. The disc chronicles his live show supporting last year’s album release The Way I See It.
Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz get their pictures snapped before a screening of “Precious,” a film in which the musicians co-star. ***** A genuine paparazzi star moment occurred here just after lunch on a clammy, drizzly afternoon as the Cannes Film Festival hit its peak today. Mariah Carey, bedecked in a gold-flecked full-length gown, bangly [...]
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, the Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, [...]