Stoop Series /

Real Films by Reel Sisters

Date

Oct 3, 2017 • 7:00 PM

Cost

FREE w/ RSVP

Location

BRIC House Stoop
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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A Conversation on Race, Justice & Politics in Film presented by African voices.


African Voices presents an exciting evening of short films produced, directed and written by women of color! In honor of Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series 20th Anniversary.  On Tuesday October 3, 7pm we will show five powerful shorts by women directors that range from fashion and inspirational slices of life stories to the poignant story of a couple grieving over their son’s untimely murder by a cop and a jury weighing whether to convict cops in a police brutality case.
 
Join us for the screening of Proclamation Punctuation directed by Sewra G. Kidane; Love, New York directed by Dionna McMillian; See Me Now directed by Sharon Lewis; The Creed Directed by Stacey Muhammad with producers Marc Lamont Hill, Michael A. Pinckney and Wendell Jordan; and /smokd/ directed by Tamika Miller.
 
Kim Singleton, a member of Reel Sisters Advisory Board and host of Consider It Blacklit, will moderate a conversation on Race, Justice and Politics with filmakers including Michael A. Pinckney (The Bad Boys of R&B & Precious) and more. 

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Reel Sisters is the first Brooklyn-based festival devoted to women of color, has showcased more than 1,200 films by women filmmakers over two decades.

MORE ABOUT THE FILMS:

Proclamation Punctuation
Director Sewra G Kidane   
Producer Namakula Nasejje Musoke
Length: 4 min., 35 sec., Category: Narrative
“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 a sentence.

Love, New York
Producer/Director/Writer: Dionna McMillian
Length: 9:46, Category: Narrative
Carmen is on her way to an important audition, when she mistakenly picks up the wrong cup of coffee at her favorite cafe, which leaves her fighting more than just her nerves in the audition room.

See Me Now
Director: Sharon Lewis
Producers: Dharini Woollcombe, Linda A. Palmieri
Length: 7 min. 36 sec., Category: Narrative
Ambrosia is in deep danger of becoming extinct from her own life. The demands of being an end of life nurse, a single mom of a self absorbed daughter, and caring for her judgmental father; have left Ambrosia a husk of her former self. Will a chance encounter with an enchanting elderly former prima ballerina offer the opportunity for Ambrosia to awaken from the drudgery of her life? Will she embrace this moment or continue to fade away in her lonely life?

The Creed 
Length: 16 min., 48 sec.
Director/Writer: Stacey Muhammad    
Producers: Marc Lamont Hill, Michael A. Pinckney and Wendell Jordan
A grieving couple struggles to cope with the murder of their son while contemplating taking justice into their own hands. The murder of Brandon Lee, a 15-year-old African American student, by Vincent Pagliaro, a white cop, intensifies racial tension between a community who feels terrorized by police and a department committed to protecting it’s own.

/smokd/
Producer/Director: Tamika Miller   
Producers: Vitaly Koshman, Sophia Solomon, Tracy “Twinkle” Byrd
Length: 15 min., 1 sec.
Tempers flare when twelve grand jurors deliberate whether to indict, or not indict, a police officer who allegedly kills a man during an arrest.        


PLEASE NOTE WHEN RSVP'ING: 
* Admittance is still first come, first serve (whether you have RSVP'ed or not).
* The Stoop has a limited capacity and seating is NOT guaranteed.

BRIC’s Stoop Series welcomes you in for dynamic conversations that connect art, performance, media and other creative fields with big ideas that are important to Brooklynites. The Stoop Series highlights voices we don’t hear enough, creative solutions that deserve more attention, artistic endeavors that make you see the world differently and tools for enhancing your own creativity. Join us on the Stoop -- there’s something different every week!

 

Venue Information:

The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work. 

Attendees of any BRIC House programming must show proof of full vaccination and photo ID for entry. Masks are currently required while inside BRIC House. If you have questions regarding this protocol, please email Safety@bricartsmedia.org. For our full BRIC House COVID-19 policy, visit: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/safety.