Awards Presenter Kasi Lemmons

Awards Presenter Kasi Lemmons

AWARD PRESENTERS Kasi Lemmons A proven talent as an actress, director and writer, KASI LEMMONS, continues to creatively tantalize with her thought provoking body of work. Lemmons’ work as an actress includes roles in Jonathan Demme’s “Silence of the Lambs” opposite Jodie Foster, John Woo’s first American film, “Hard Target,”...
Performers at Awards Ceremony

Performers at Awards Ceremony

Performances & Special Screening Derick Cross (aka D. Cross) is a multidimensional visual and performance artist who creates imagery in order to reach deep inside the viewer of his artwork. His work is part of the collections of Erykah Badu (Grammy Award-winning Singer-Songwriter), Ed Lewis (Founder of Essence Communications), Ruby...
20th Anniversary Celebration

20th Anniversary Celebration

 Join our 20th Anniversary celebration from Brooklyn to Harlem! Reel Sisters All Access Cinema Pass @Magic Johnson covers all screenings at Magic Johnson Theater, plus special events! Our all access pass is the best value — only $125 (Value: $200). Early birds get the best value since some perks is based on...
Reel Sisters Honors Nicole Franklin at Filmmakers Award Reception

Reel Sisters Honors Nicole Franklin at Filmmakers Award Reception

Reel Sisters Honors Nicole Franklin at Filmmakers Award Reception TICKETS Tues., Oct. 17, 6:30 pm Maysles Documentary Center 343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10027 (btwn 127th and 128th Streets) Subways:  2/3, 4,5,6, A, B, C, D to 125th Street On Tues., Oct. 17 at 6:30 pm, Reel...
Mistress of Ceremonies - Toni Yates

Mistress of Ceremonies – Toni Yates

Toni Yates was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where she graduated from Bishop Kenny High School. She is a proud Seminole, having graduated from Florida State University with a major in Communications. Toni started her career in Savannah, Georgia, first as a reporter at WTOC, then with WSAV as...
Leche

Leche

Nina, an 8 year-old outcast girl with albinism, finds herself the target of a jealous classmate’s witch hunt. BIO Gabriella A. Moses is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Currently Gabriella works as a freelance Director, Writer and Production Designer in New York City. Her...
Harlem Love

Harlem Love

Tickets: $12 || SECTION E – SUN., Oct. 21, 2017 • 5:33 pm-6:14 pm BUY TICKETS Harlem Love is a period piece set in the 1920’s about a young couple whose relationship is instantly tested. They struggle to find the strength to stay together, ultimately deciding their fate at the...
Proclamation Punctuation

Proclamation Punctuation

Proclamation Punctuation Director Sewra G Kidane Producer Namakula Nasejje Musoke “Proclamation Punctuation” is an enthralling fashion film centered on a fabulously fascinating woman reciting a short soliloquy paying homage to her love for using exclamation points in her missives. Periods are so period, where as an exclamation point livens up...
Dare to Dream

Dare to Dream

$12 Cuba’s Latin American Medical School is the largest medical school in the world, training nearly 30,000 doctors since 1999. ELAM as it is known in Spanish, also trains doctors from the United States. Follow the amazing adventure of American doctors trained in Cuba as they return home to the...
Louisiana 1961

Louisiana 1961

Tickets: $12 Louisiana 1961 (Invited)                                    Director: Bobby Huntley A rousing love story set against a backwoods honky tonk blues performance We follow a simple boy meets girl story with intense intercut passionate scenes.   Powered by Eventbrite
Quest

Quest

Ticket: $12 QUEST Director: Jonathan Olshefski   Producer: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, QUEST chronicles the life of a North Philadelphia family for almost a decade. Epic in scope, QUEST is a tender portrait of a family whose journey is a vivid illumination of race...
The Tale of Four

The Tale of Four

Ticket: $12          The Tale of Four            Directors Gabourey Sidibe  Producer- Lisa Cortes, Shannon Gibson, Kia Perry, Xavier Francis, Kate Bolger Inspired by Nina Simone’s song, “Four Women,” this narrative explores the inner lives of Aunt Sarah; bound and burdened by duty, Saffronia; who is searching for identity, Sweet Thing; who...
Title VII

Title VII

  Title VII screens at Filmmakers Awards Celebration on Oct. 17, 2017 at Maysles Doc. Center! Tickets: $15 || Oct. 17, 2017, 6:30 pm || Maysles Documentary Center, Harlem BUY TICKETS! Director: Nicole Franklin   Producers: Nicole Franklin, Lisa Durden, Samuel Barden, Emelyn Stuart, Carl Gilbert, Jr. Length: 72 min., Narrative She’s...
How to With Callaloo

How to With Callaloo

A “how-to” children’s web-series hosted by Winston the puppet from the Callaloo book series. Every episode, Winston and his guests teach kids how to do fun and exciting things! Kids learn everything from music, recycling, sports, dance, vocabulary, languages, cooking, sewing, healthy eating, travel and more. With a focus on...
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Louisiana 1961

Louisiana 1961

Tickets: $12 || SECTION E – Oct. 21, 2017 • 5:33 pm-6:14 pm BUY TICKETS A rousing love story set against a backwoods honky tonk blues performance. Starring Bryan Earl and Ashley John as Louis and Nora. We follow a simple boy meets girl story with intense intercut passionate scenes. BIO Bobby Huntley is an...
Reel Talk with Rochelle Rose, director of Super Chef

Reel Talk with Rochelle Rose, director of Super Chef

Reel Talk with Rochelle Rose, director of the family-friendly food comedy, Super Chef by Reel Sisters correspondent Iman Childs Rochelle Rose, a recent MFA graduate of Florida State University, made her short film, Super Chef, while she was still a student. The film centers on Albert, a nerdy child afflicted with an array of food...

WABC’s Here And Now Highlights Reel Sisters 2016!

  Reel Sisters was featured on WABC TV’s Here And Now on Sunday, Oct. 9! Watch Sandra Bookman’s interview with Reel Sisters Founder Carolyn A. Butts and Film Festival Curator Lisa Durden. Please share and join us on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 for our Reel Sisters Awards ceremony at the Schomburg Center.   Tickets to...

Reel Sisters Announces Centric Awards & 2016 Award Winners!

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series Announces Winners of the First Centric/Reel Sisters Awards 2016!   Thanks to Centric & The Black Employees of Time Warner! November 26, 2016 (Brooklyn, NY) — Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is proud to announce Soul City and Everything I...

Reel Talk with Mariona Lloreta, director of Amenze

Mariona Lloreta Shares Her Love for Brazil in Amenze: In Between Worlds Interview by Iman Childs, Reel Sisters correspondent Mariona Lloreta, the writer, director, and cinematographer behind Amenze: In Between Worlds, invited Reel Sisters to her home to discuss her visually stunning short film. Newcomer Simone Manigo stars as Amenze, a sex worker in Brazil,...