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New Voices in Black Cinema Festival
Fri, Feb 17, 2012, 2:00 pm -
Mon, Feb 20, 2012, 11:59 pm
BAMcinématek at BAM Rose Cinemas (Brooklyn Academy of Music) screens New Voices in Black Cinema, the second annual festival presented by the Fort Greene-based ActNow Foundation, a theater and film organization that focuses on the minority experience in the United States.
Reflecting the wide spectrum of views and themes within the African Diaspora communities in Brooklyn and beyond, the four-day series features five New York premieres, including:
Locarno Prize winning The Furious Force of Rhymes (2010 ), a documentary on the global reach of hip-hop from the South Bronx to Senegal, the West Bank, and Paris and its banlieues.
The Tested (2010 ), which features three intersecting stories in NYC and stars Aunjanue Ellis (The Practice), Frank Vincent (The Sopranos), and Nathan Corbett (The Wire).
Infiltrating Hollywood (2011 ), which chronicles the story behind the making and repression of the 1973 black militant film The Spook Who Sat by the Door, adapted from Sam Greenlee’s controversial novel and helmed by prolific actor and director Ivan Dixon.