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Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Directed by Michael Dominic, 98 min., Nicaragua
Shot over the course of seven years, 2011-2018 in Nicaragua, Clean Hands is a feature-length fly-on-the-wall documentary which tells the story of the Lopez family surviving against the backdrop of Central America’s largest garbage dump, La Chureca and beyond. It is about family, extreme poverty, the hope and innocence of children, rescue and salvation, and the challenges we all face.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
ImageNation's Cocktails & Cinema:
Running Time: 119min., United States
6pm Reception & DJ Set with DJ Reborn
7pm Film Screening
Apollo Theater Soundstage
The Apollo Theater has partnered with ImageNation, an innovative Harlem-based company created to develop audiences for independent film and music that depict the global Black experience. Cocktails & Cinema is a quarterly social featuring premiere and advance screenings of Black world cinema. Each event is preceded by a reception with light hors d’oeuvres, wine/beer, featuring a live set with DJ Reborn and following the screening a film talk back.
The Apollo proudly launches this new series with an advance screening of Clemency. Starring Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, and Wendell Pierce, Clemency is the winner of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival's grand jury prize. Director Chinonye Chukwu, is the first Black woman to ever win the festival's top prize.
Already deemed an Oscar worthy performance, Woodard depicts prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN
Running Time: 105 min., Canada
Written and directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (who also stars) and Kathleen Hepburn, the drama explores two Indigenous women living very different lives who are briefly brought together by desperate circumstances.
The film debuted at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year and most recently, made its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY
Running Time: 100 min., United States
Say Amen, Somebody is one of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time. This joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, features the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey ("Precious Lord, Take My Hand"); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith; and earth-shaking performances by the Barrett Sisters and the O'Neal Twins. When it was first released in the early 1980s, the film received an overwhelming critical response, garnering rave reviews around the world.
Unseen in cinemas for nearly 30 years, Say Amen, Somebody has been gorgeously restored to 4K by Milestone with support from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Academy Film Archive. The new restoration features brilliantly restored 5.1 soundtrack!