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11th Annual African American Film Festival

African American Film Festival

Saturday, November 19

Presented by Southampton African American Museum

The Southampton African American Museum will hold their 11th Annual African American Film Festival on Saturday November 19, 2016 at Southampton Arts Center. Screenings will be followed by an evening of spoken word by actor, playwright, and poet Dominque Fishback, and live jazz by the dynamic group Certain Moves.

12-12:45 pm – LIVE PERFORMANCE
Act II presents Judging Fred
$5 donation | RESERVE TICKETS

Southampton Town Youth Bureau’s ACT TWO program will be performing their short play “Judging Fred”, followed a brief Q&A.

2-3:30 pm – SCREENINGS
You Can Go and Two Trains Runnin’
$15 ($12 for Students and Seniors) | RESERVE TICKETS

FESTIVAL PASS: Includes ALL programs
$55 ($45 for Students and Seniors)

YOU CAN GO (Short Narrative | 9 minutes | 2016)
A high school administrator talks down a troubled student. Starring S. Epatha Merkerson and Charlie Tahan, and directed by NYU student Christine Turner.
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TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’ (Music Documentary | 80 minutes | 2016 | Directed by Sam Pollard)
Two Trains Runnin’ is a feature-length documentary directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sam Pollard, narrated by Common, and featuring the music of Gary Clark Jr. The film pays tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians and cuts to the heart of our present moment, offering a crucial vantage from which to view the evolving dynamics of race in America.

In June of 1964 hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi, starting what would be known as Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of young men–made up of musicians, college students and record collectors–also traveled to Mississippi. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come on the same errand: to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement. Thirty years before, Son House and Skip James had recorded some of the most memorable music of their era, but now they seemed lost to time.

Two Trains Runnin’ is sponsored by Historic Film Row, a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

3:45 to 5:30pm – SCREENINGS
PRÆY and Four Little Girls
$15 ($12 for Students and Seniors) | RESERVE TICKETS

FESTIVAL PASS: Includes ALL programs
$55 ($45 for Students and Seniors)

PRÆY (Short Film | 2015)
Recording artist PRODA, the film’s creator details that, “PRÆY was created out of a passion and need to tell a story that stems directly from the Black community, PRÆY is a journey of self-realization, exploring the complexities of choice when surrounded by influences from the streets, gang life, and violence.”

Directed by NYU student Kyleel Proda Rolle, the film follows main character, Tymir, on a rocky journey called life. In search of self, Tymir struggles to survive in a city that eats its children. “We’re telling the story that many people have lived — where some have survived and some have lost. It’s the stories of the streets, gang life, violence and how some people can’t find their way out,” says PRODA.
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FOUR LITTLE GIRLS (Documentary Feature | 102 minutes | 1997)
On Sunday, September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed by four members of a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated racist group. Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, four African-American girls between the ages of 11 and 14 who had been attending the church’s Sunday school, were killed in the blast. Director Spike Lee’s somber 1997 documentary tells the story through interviews and archival footage.

 

 

Organizer

The Southampton African American Museum
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Venue

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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6312830967
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2020 PATRONS CIRCLE

12:00 am, Thursday Dec 31

As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times

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IMMERSIVE SOUND BATH MEDITATION IN THE GALLERIES

10:30 am, Saturday Nov 21

Daniel's popular series of sound meditations continues into the fall. Join us for a soothing, deeply relaxing, and immersive Soundbath Meditation with Daniel's exquisite original set of crystal bowls, gongs, hang drum, Tibetan and Himalayan bells, rain sticks, ocarina, didj, and other objects dsound. This one-of-a-kind experience will melt away stress and leave you calm, recharged, your mind clear and vibrant! Look, Breathe, Look Again. Take a stroll through the galleries and select a work of art to focus on. Take a few minutes to really take it in. Join the meditation. Afterwards return to that same artwork and see if you notice anything new with a fresh set of eyes and a clear mind. Great for all - from beginners to advanced in the practice. Bring your own mats/blankets.

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