Closing Night Film – Skin

On Oct. 20, 2019, 4 pm, Reel Sisters and Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting will host the closing night film Skin produced by Beverly Naya and directed by Daniel Etim Effiong. A documentary set in Lagos, Nollywood actress Beverly defines Black beauty and explores the practice of skin bleaching in African culture. Emmy-nominated, award-winning

Mistress of Ceremonies • Andrea Lewis

ANDREA LEWIS’ artistic talents emerged at an early age. Before celebrating her 16th birthday, this Toronto born entertainer had already acted alongside Hollywood heavyweights such as Diahann Carroll in The Natalie Cole Story, and Wesley Snipes and Dr. Maya Angelou, in her critically acclaimed directorial debut, Down in the Delta. After wrapping up on the Disney movie Cadet Kelly alongside

April R. Silver

April R. Silver is a nationally respected cultural arts advocate, published writer, and founder and CEO of AKILA WORKSONGS. Established in 1993, the communications and marketing agency was established to broadly and honorably communicate the extraordinary visions of progressive artists, activists, organizations, and distinguished programs. April’s achievements have led her to be covered in The

April R. Silver

Rosie Perez- BiographyAn Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actress and choreographer, Rosie Perez has been a cultural mainstay since her breakout performances in such classic films as Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” Ron Shelton’s “White Men Can’t Jump” and Peter Weir’s “Fearless.”  Perez will next be seen in “The Last Thing He Wanted,” opposite Anne

Festival Schedule • October 20th

Sunday, October 20, 2019 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Sunday, October 20, 2019 1 PM – 2 PM Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Our Home Here; The Seal; Detained; Woman at the Well Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:15 PM – 3:40 PM Alamo Drafthouse Cinema The Water Will Carry Us Home; Brooklyn to Benin: A Vodou Pilgrimage; Tattoo; The

Festival Schedule • October 19th

Saturday, October 19, 2019 BRIC + Alamo Drafthouse Cinema + Kumble Theater Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM BRIC Free workshop in partnership with BRIC Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend and Zanah Thirus Productions. Saturday, October 19, 2019 1 PM – 2 PM Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Love Story; Love Escapes Us; Molly; The

Festival Schedule • October 5th

Saturday, October 5, 2019 Dwyer Cultural Center Saturday, October 5, 2019 1 PM – 2:30 PM Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Theater Dwyer Cultural Center As Above (Invited Film); Riding with Aunt D. Dot; Perception (Invited Film); Finding Elijah Saturday, October 5, 2019 1 PM – 2:32 PM Dwyer Room B Dwyer Cultural Center Lea the

Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez- BiographyAn Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actress and choreographer, Rosie Perez has been a cultural mainstay since her breakout performances in such classic films as Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” Ron Shelton’s “White Men Can’t Jump” and Peter Weir’s “Fearless.”  Perez will next be seen in “The Last Thing He Wanted,” opposite Anne

Preliminary Fall 2019 Schedule Announced

Save The Date: Reel Sisters of The Diaspora Film Festival announces Preliminary Fall 2019 schedule starting on October 5th! Over 40 films to be shown over the course of October with the same theme: #IGotYourBack: A Time for Holding Space & Healing made for and made by women.

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