January 8, 2013: Connected the Film

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With wonderful heart and an impressive sense of scale, Tiffany Shlain’s vibrant and insightful documentary, Connected, explores the visible and invisible connections linking major issues of our time—the environment, consumption, population growth, technology, human rights, the global economy—while searching for her place in the world during a transformative time in her life.

The screening begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $8 General Admission/$5 Student Admission. Purchase tickets in advance at: kinowatt.brownpapertickets.com.

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November 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

December 11, 2012: A Drop of Life

Set in the near future, A Drop of Life, directed by Shalini Kantayya, is the story of two women, a village teacher in rural India and an African American corporate executive, whose disparate lives intersect when they are both confronted with lack of access to clean drinking water.

The screening begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $8 General Admission/$5 Student Admission. Purchase tickets in advance at: kinowatt.brownpapertickets.com. Director Shalini Kantayya will be available for a Q&A via skype after the screening!

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October 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

The Upsetter: November 13, 2012

The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee Scratch Perry is a feature length documentary, directed by Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough, about one of the most fascinating and influential artists of our times. The film begins in rural Jamaica, probing into Perry’s mysterious youth as well as the notorious events of his peak production years in Kingston, in which Scratch mentored a young Bob Marley, created the sound of Reggae as we now know it, pioneered a new genre of music he called Dub, invented what was to become the remix and produced international hit songs for artists from Junior Murvin to The Congos to Paul McCartney to The Clash all while working out of the infamous Black Ark Studio, a shack that he built with his hands then later burned to the ground in a fit of drug addled rage.

The screening begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $8 General Admission/$5 Student Admission. Purchase tickets in advance at: kinowatt.brownpapertickets.com.

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September 8, 2012 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

Mosquita y Mari: October 9, 2012

Mosquita y Mari, directed by Aurora Guerrero, is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas. Yolanda and Mari are growing up in Huntington Park, Los Angeles and have only known loyalty to one thing: family. Growing up in immigrant households, both girls are expected to prioritize the well-being of their families. Yolanda, an only child, delivers straight A’s and the hope of the American Dream while Mari, the eldest, shares economic responsibilities with her undocumented family who scrambles to make ends meet.

The screening begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $8 General Admission/$5 Student Admission. Purchase tickets in advance online at: brownpapertickets.com.

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August 23, 2012 at 1:09 am Leave a comment

Promised Land: September 11, 2012

Promised Land, directed by Yoruba Richen, invites viewers to take an inside look at the critical story of land reform and racial reconciliation in the new South Africa. The film explores how the country is rebuilding itself after years of living under the racist, violent system of apartheid. Beginning in 1913, Blacks in South Africa were forbidden from owning land.

The screening begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $8 General Admission/$5 Student Admission. Purchase tickets in advance online at: brownpapertickets.com.

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August 23, 2012 at 1:03 am Leave a comment

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975: May 4, 2012

The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars.

There will be a panel discussion after the film featuring documentary filmmaker Louis Massiah, political scholar Anthony Monteiro, and film archivist Kate Pourshariati immediately following the screening.

The screening begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are $8 General Admission/$5 Student Admission. Purchase tickets in advance online at: brownpapertickets.com. You can also join this event on Facebook.

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April 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

Futurestates: Remigration, That Which Once Was, White – April 6, 2012

What will become of America in five, 25, or even 50 years from today? The Independent Television Service (ITVS) asked both renowned and emerging filmmakers to take the current state of affairs in the United States, and extrapolate them into stories of the nation in the not-so-distant future. The result is FUTURESTATES, a series of groundbreaking digital shorts. Each episode presents a different filmmaker’s vision of American society projected forward, fusing an exploration of social issues with elements of speculative and science fiction. This month we’ll be screening three of the films–REMIGRATION by Barry Jenkins, THAT WHICH ONCE WAS by Kimi Takesue, and WHITE by A. Sayeeda Clarke, which is your opportunity watch them on the big screen and engage in dialogue with fellow audience members.

UPDATE! Director Kimi Takesue will be in attendance for Q&A after the film. Please stay tuned for other special guests!

The screening begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are $8 General Admission/$5 Student Admission. Purchase tickets in advance online at: brownpapertickets.com.

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March 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

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