COCKTAILS & CINEMA

Cocktails & Cinema, is a free evening of film, discussion and cocktails featuring screenings and talkbacks with the hottest emerging directors!  Come out for a free evening of independent film and networking. Cocktails are complimentary.

Dates: Monthly

Time: Doors at 6:30pm, Screening at 7:00pm

Location: ImageNation's RAW SPACE, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., New York, NY 10027

Admission: RSVP below

Thursday, February 16, 2017

 

#RUCKER50

Directed by Bob McCullough, Jr., 55 min., USA

This 55-minute ride presents the floating mysteries and legends of Rucker Park in a time long gone from basketball celebration and juxtapose it's events with other non-sports events. All 50 years old. In 1965 African American's would experience, the March on Selma, Malcolm X's Murder, the passing if Holcombe Rucker and the start of "The Rucker" in the same year. However long ago, these images are still outstanding and we give a look-see if the impact of these good times is inspirationally comparative to the struggle and loss.

Most of all hear the stories of how the Rucker touched, changed and matured the hearts of many. Celebrate sacrifice, community and history cinematically in #Rucker50.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

 

Color of Rage - US PREMIERE

Directed by Vigil Chime, 90 min., Nigeria

 

Starring Nigerian celebrities Chucks Chyke, Nita Byack George, Titi JosephEmpress Njamah, and Paul SamboColor or Rage is the story of a married couple, Maureen and Hilary, who are under pressure from various quarters. Maureen is being tormented by the young and beautiful Uche who will stop at nothing to have Maureen's seemingly perfect life. Hilary is being blackmailed by Presley, a ruthless individual who seems to know everything about him, and the double life he is living. Blinded by arrogance and hubris, Uche and Presley fail to see the color in the hearts of those they are harassing changing from calm to red, which is also the color of rage and of something else ... blood”.

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

 

Christmas, Wedding, Baby

Directed by Kiara Jones, 90 min., USA

 

Romantically ready Andrea is days from marrying picture perfect Brent, when her first love, Gabriel, walks in to her pre-wedding photo shoot, turning her libido up and her world upside down. Andrea reaches out to successful oldest sister, Lori who is having her own problems as she is suffering, alone, through premature labor.  Middle sister Charlotte is overwhelmed by her career, kids and commitment-phobic boyfriend, Isaac and wonders if now is the time to break free of their relationship.  Surprisingly, these three intelligent, charismatic, independent women are all manipulated by their overbearing Mother, Miranda, and her archaic archetypes of womanhood.

 

"Strong writing and Sharp Performances make Christmas Wedding Baby a Holiday Treat!" - Indiewire, Shadow and Act

 

“A touching film about a family of women struggling with their issues and outlooks on marriage” – Ebony

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

 

AMERICAN BEATBOXER 

Director: Manauvaskar Kublall, 85 min. USA

 

Produced by Rich McKeown, American Beatboxer weaves three immigrant stories into a unflinching portrait of courage and sacrifice as they travel, by any means, across deserts and oceans from Africa to Europe in the hopes of providing a better life for the families they leave behind. Days of Hope presents the human side of these immigrant stories as they discover that to traverse the waters that separate them from one continent is one thing; to traverse the gulf that separates them from the rest of humanity is quite another.

 

 

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