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REEL SISTERS of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series 10/12-13 nyc

On Oct. 13, 6:45 pm, Reel Sisters will honor innovating trailblazers ISSA RAE, the producer and writer of the ground breaking web series THE MIS-ADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL (HBO recently acquired the hit show), and SHOLA LYNCH, director of CHISHOLM ’72 – UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED and FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS.

Join us for an evening of music, film and fun! Special guest performance by vocalist Tamar-kali!

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Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, 6:45 pm
Kumble Theater, LIU, Bklyn (DeKalb & Flatbush Aves.)
For tickets call: 212-865-2982 or 347-534-3304
Tickets: $35 ($25 with Discount Code: ReelAwards13)


Film lovers are invited to enjoy some of this year’s special screenings, workshops and events:

SAT., OCT. 12, 7:30 pm-9:40 pm w/Q & A., Kumble Theater

Free Angela Davis & All Political Prisoners
Director: Shola Lynch

Length: 101 min.
Category: Documentary
Synopsis: Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted Angela Davis, a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s. Co-presenter: Moikgantsi Kgama, Founder, ImageNation Cinema Foundation

Tickets: $15 ($10 until Oct. 1. Discount Code: ReelPower).


Defining Myself for Myself: Women of Color Make Documentary Films
Section C: 3 pm am-4:30 pm, LIU, Bklyn. Room: LLC 116, Selena Gallery

Women of color offer an original perspective and point of view, documenting films that are not just the recording of reality. They are purposeful in their storytelling intent. Their stories define women of color by women of color.

Guests: Shantrelle P. Lewis, producer/director of the forthcoming film “Black Pete, Zwarte Piet: The Documentary”; Dr. Marta Vega, director “When the Spirits Dance Mambo”; and Christine Turner, director of Homecomings and Rubber Soles. Moderator: Leslie Fields-Cruz, VP Operations & Director of Programming, National Black Programming Consortium.

Tickets: $7. For information call: 212-865-2982.


Books to Screen Workshop, 3 pm-4:30 pm
Hosts: Tananarive Due and Terence Taylor
Award-winning author Tananarive Due will share her recent journey in adapting a novel into a screenplay to produce her first short film. Be the first to preview Ms. Due’s Danger Word, a short horror film directed by Luchina Fisher and adapted for the screen by Ms. Due.  Tananarive will discuss everything from raising funds for an independent film project to the challenges of translating a literary work for a visual audience. Register: $35 ($25 until Sept. 25)


Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series: Awards Ceremony – Sunday, 10/13/13:

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series celebrates its 16th Anniversary with an exciting selection of films, discussions, a workshop and awards ceremony on Sunday, October 13 honoring Shola Lynch, the producer/director of Free Angela & All Political Prisoners and Issa Rae, the creator/producer of the hit web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl. Reel Sisters is a Brooklyn-based film festival founded by African Voices magazine and Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus, that will be presenting 20 films produced, directed or written by women of color from across the globe.Section E: Awards Ceremony 6:45-8:15pm
Honorees: Shola Lynch and Issa Rae Entertainment(Access to Awards Ceremony only on Sunday 10/13/13, does not include Free Angela & All Political Prisoner screening, Workshops)Film Festival Schedule

Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:45 PM
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
One University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 488-1624
Map & Directions

Ticket Type Price Quantity
Individual $35.00

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