By Brooklyn Reader

March 28, 2014, 3:31 pm


WHAT: New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival– New Voices in Black Cinema returns for its fourth 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.

From the Movie, "Flex is King"

From the Movie, “Flex is King”

Q&As following most screenings. For more events during New Voices in Black Cinema please visit ActNow’s event lineup.Park of BAMcinématek

WHEN: March 27 – March 30

WHERE: Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: GENERAL ADMISSION: $13; CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free); STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $10 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)

WHAT: Vicelounge Presents: Native Tongues Tribute Party— As an after-party for the kickoff of the Black Writers Conference, come listen to creative live DJ sets paying homage to Native Tongues posse, including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah and Monie Love. Co hosted by Khaliyl (Mr Man of Da Bush Babies/Native Tongue), DJ CEO (FuseTV + Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest), Jon Quick (WBLS), HeavyLight (TV One + Apollo Theater) and Abiodun of the Last Poets

WHEN: Friday, March 28, 9:00pm – 4:00am

WHERE: Olivia, 1073 Atlantic Avenue at Franklin Ave

HOW MUCH: $10. Purchase here.

The Native Tongues

The Native Tongues

WHAT: BAMCafe Live Presents White Prism— White Prism is the moniker of Australian-born songstress Johanna Cranitch (formerly of Johanna and the Dusty Floor), who layers breathy, ethereal vocals over lush, dreamy synthpop. Her sleek, hypnotic soundscapes recall both vintage Kate Bush and modern electropop, à la the Knife, while retaining its own distinctly haunting character.

WHEN: Friday, March 28, 9:00pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Bklyn


White Prism

White Prism

WHAT: Derek Walcott Presentation—As a part of the annual National Black Writers Conference, Nobel Prize-winning author, poet and playwright Derek Walcott Walcott will be joined by the Trinidad-born poet Mervyn Taylor and St. Lucian poet and producer Adrian Augier to raise questions related to how Walcott’s poems and plays explored complex aspects of “the divided self,” resulting from colonialism’s impact on Afro-Caribbean heritage.

WHEN: Friday, March 28, 6:30pm

WHERE: Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Bklyn


Derek Walcott at The National Black Writers Conference

Derek Walcott at The National Black Writers Conference

WHAT: Shalom Bollywood! A Bollywood Shabat Dinner, hosted by the Pratt Jewish Student Union and serving Vegetable Samosa, Vegetable Pakora, Chicken Pakora,

Naan, Paratha, Onion Kulcha, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Rogan Josh, Lamb Shahi Korma, Lamb Bhuna,Chicken Shahi Korma, Chicken Tikka Bhuna, Chicken Asparagus, Fresh cauliflower and potatoes, cooked dry in onions, tomatoes and herbs, Mattar Mushrooms, Kadi, Pakora Sindhi, Paneer Masala Indian breads ~ Sauces ~ Mughlai and Veggie

WHEN: Friday, May 28, 7:30pm services (optional) and 8:00pm, dinner

WHERE: 541 Myrtle Avenue


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