Film Festival

Reel Sisters Previews New Lorraine Hansberry Film Sighted Eyes!

Tickets: $20 || SECTION G – Oct. 21, 2017 • 7:37 pm @Magic Johnson, Harlem On Oct. 21 at 7:37 pm, Reel Sisters will host A Conversation on Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart directed by Tracy Heather Strain. Sighted Eyes is an intimate documentary on playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s life as artist, activist and visionary. Reel Sisters will

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 Sisters of the Diaspora Film

Proclamation Punctuation

Tickets: $12 || Section A – Magic Johnson Theater – Oct. 21, 1 pm-2 pm BUY TICKETS! 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

Prudence Screens @Magic Johnson Theater!

  Tickets: $12 || SECTION E – Oct. 21, 2017 • 5:33 pm-6:14 pm Prudence Director: Angela Jude Producer: Lauren Mok BUY TICKETS! Prudence a dishonorably discharged World War 2 nurse dealing dementia and the loss of her female companion since the war, shuts out the world inside her room at the senior home. One

The Tale of Four

Tickets: $12 || SECTION B – Oct. 21, 2017 • 2:05 pm-3:15 pm BUY TICKETS 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 looks to reconcile sex with love and Peaches; who seeks

Quest

Tickets: $12 || SECTION C – SUN., Oct. 22, 2017 • 2:55 pm-4:50 pm BUY TICKETS QUEST Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, QUEST chronicles the life of a North Philadelphia family for almost a decade. Parents Christopher “Quest” Rainey, and his wife, Christine’a “Ma Quest” Rainey devote themselves to their children, while

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

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 thesis film “Las Mañanitas” was

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 altar. BIO Richard is an

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 US to serve communities struggling

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.

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 and class in America, and

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 looks to reconcile sex with

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 powerful, Black and female. But

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 cultural literacy, education, and creativity,

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,

Reel Sisters partners with Centric

  Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series Welcomes Centric as Key Sponsor & Partner September 30, 2014 (Brooklyn, NY) — Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is proud to announce a partnership with Centric, a BET Network, to support scholarships for our award-winning filmmakers and help the festival