The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is presenting its monthly film series. The center of attention will be on the work of independent filmmakers that focus on African-American experience. Included in the selection, there are two classic films: My Brother’s Wedding, a wise, funny, heartbreaking and timeless revelation now newly restored and re-edited by its director Charles Burnett, and A Warm December directed by and starring Sidney Poitier, an endearing, romantic film about adult love and loss.
The film series also features a sneak preview screening of the visually stunning Chicago murder mystery Hogtown by Daniel Nearing; the powerful drama about a female Sergeant’s struggle to reintegrate civilian life after three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in Stand Down Soldier by Jeryl Prescott Sales; the first independent digital film about the independent film industry with FLMKR by John Carstaphan, and Desirée, a fiction by Felix De Rooy set in 1984 Brooklyn and based on a true story.
The series will feature several short films including several directed and produced by local filmmakers who will attend the screenings. They are Shanea Williams, director of Paralysis, Richard Turke, director of Buried Treasure, and Monet Gray producer and lead actor of Lift Every Voice.
The Film Series will take place at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. The dates are May 27—May 29. For more information, go to http://www.NYADIFF.org, (212) 864-1760
Syndicated Entertainment journalist Marie Moore reports on film and TV from her New York City base. Contact her at [email protected]
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