One of my fave weeks of being alive below 14th street is officially upon us!
The film fest is on it’s sixth year and as someone that’s been going since year one, it continues to top itself. Check out my top three films that you just can’t miss. You just can’t!
There are so many articles that discuss traveling while black. Luckily, I’ve never had any issues with racism during any of my jaunts around the globe. However, the disparity in treatment between myself, as a black American, and African communities in Europe is glaringly clear. These experiences are pulling me to be the first person in the theater to see “Mediterranea”.
Anyways, Boy(bae)ga just hit a three-peat with the release of “Imperial Dreams”. I’m excited to see him really dig into his actor’s bag of tricks to portray a young, American father newly home from prison forging a new life for his family.
STORIES OF OUR LIVES
After Zanele Muholi’s exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum last year, I became very interested in the LGBT community in Africa. I fell in love with Nairobi last year during my birthday trip, so “Stories of Our Lives” is a film that I cannot afford to miss. Documentary is my favorite film medium because it connects you to people whose life you may never live, but they feel so close to you as if they were a conjoined twin.
BAM continues to do an excellent job year after year in their commitment to diversity in programming. I seriously have no clue how they plan to top themselves next year. If anyone wants to meet up for brunch/lunch/dinner beforehand, hit me up and let’s make a group date of it!
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