Sunday, March 20, 2011

Black Documentary Cinema presents "Beah: A Black Woman Speaks", Tuesday, March 29th

Tuesday, March 29th @ 8PM on the Documentary Channel

The Documentary Channel is a 24-hour-per-day, 7-days-a-week television network dedicated exclusively to airing the works of independent documentary filmmakers. Documentary Channel features some of the highest quality documentary films made by many of the most talented documentarians of all time.

This month's Black Documentary Cinema feature, BEAH: A BLACK WOMAN SPEAKS, the directorial debut of actress LisaGay Hamilton, celebrates the life of legendary African American actress, poet and political activist Beah Richards, best known for her Oscar nominated role in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER. While Richards’ struggled to overcome racial stereotypes throughout her long career onstage and onscreen in Hollywood and New York, she also had an influential role in the fight for Civil Rights, working alongside the likes of Paul Robeson, W.E.B. DuBois and Louise Patterson.

After performing with Richards in Jonathan Demme's Beloved, Hamilton was compelled to get her inspiring story on film, and began the project with Demme as co-producer. Hamilton’s intimate interviews capture Richards’ feisty passion and enduring elegance, and are woven together with a cache of archival material of her work as an actress and activist, including riveting performances of some of her most famous poems. Enlightening and moving, the film is a fitting tribute to Richard’s life of integrity, leadership and service to the two cultures she loved so deeply—the arts and the African American community.

View the film on DISH Network and DIRECTV!  If you do not have the channel, contact your cable providers and request it channel so you can catch Black Documentary Cinema in the future!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spotlight On Documentaries Mixer - Tuesday, March 22nd

National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP NY)
Invites you to our 1st event of the year!


This is the first of a series of bi-monthly events organized by NALIP-NY. 
Each event will feature a discussion with industry insiders, showcase New York-based filmmakers’ work and will of course provide an opportunity to connect with seasoned industry professionals.

TIME: 7:30PM 

WHERE: CultureFixNYC   
• Greg Rhem, Documentary Acquisitions, Original Programming for HBO
• Francisco Bello & Tim Sternberg, Co-Directors of 'El EspĂ­ritu de la Salsa' and Academy Award nominees
• Nicolas Entel, Director of 'Sins of My Father' and NALIP 2010 Estela Award for Documentary Film

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sonia Sanchez: Shake Loose Memories - Wednesday, March 9th

Directed by: Jamal Joseph
Cinematography by: Bobby Sheppard 
Executive Producer: Voza Rivers

This work is a musical and poetic journey through the life, art and activism of black arts movement icon, Sonia Sanchez. This particular presentation presents accounts of historical or social events that are relevant and little known in the mainstream media, while creating a forum for discussion of this work in creation or completion.

**Special guest performance by the Oscar and Grammy-nominated
Impact Repertory Company (IMPACT)**

**Reception to follow** 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 7:30pm

RSVP Now!  ( or call 212.281.9240 ext. 19/20)