2016 ImageNation Outdoors Film & Music Festival

June to August - Music 7pm, Film 8pm (unless otherwise noted)

 

Join ImageNation for 10 amazing nights of FREE independent

film and music under the stars! 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Music 7pm / Film 8pm (Sundown)

at Saratoga Park, Brooklyn

In partnership w/ SummerStage 

 

FILM: In my Father's House

IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE explores identity and legacy in the African-American family, as Grammy award-winning rapper Che 'Rhymefest' Smith and his long-lost father reconnect.

LIVE: Rhymefest, Chuck Creekmur of AllHipHop.com and Bob McCullough Jr. of the Fatherhood International Film Festival

Monday, June 27, 2016

Music 7pm / Film 8pm (Sundown)

at Saratoga Park, Brooklyn

In partnership w/ SummerStage 

FILM: Twenty Feet from Stardom

directed by Morgan Neville, 91 min., USA

In this compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. 

MUSIC: DJ Felix Hernandez

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Music 7pm / Film 8pm (Sundown)

at Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn

In partnership w/ SummerStage 

FILM: What Happened... Miss Simone

directed by Liz Garbus, 101 min, USA

What Happened Miss Simone? is a passionate and insightful documentary that explores the life of Nina Simone. A genius, classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, Black power icon and legendary recording artist who lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy. 

MUSIC: Lisa Simone Kelly, better known as Simone and Lisa Simone on Broadway and in entertainment circles, is a USAF veteran, singer, composer, Grammy award nominee, award winning actress, and only child of Dr. Nina Simone. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Music 7pm / Film 8pm (Sundown)

at St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

St. Nicholas Ave & 135th Street

w/ the Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival

Oscar Micheaux's WITHIN OUR GATES

w/ Live Score by Paul D. Miller AKA DJ Spooky

 

FILM: See Oscar Micheaux’s Within Our Gates  featured on the new PIONEERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA DVD, released by Kino  Classics with a new musical score composed by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky. PIONEERS will be released July 26, 2016. 

MUSIC: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and DJ MIke

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Music 7pm / Film 8pm (Sundown)

125th Street from the Westside Highway
A Black & Green Screening w/ WEACT 

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Directed by Stanley Nelson, 91 min, USA

This documentary explores the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the aftermath of a derailed movement. 

LIVE: Director Stanley Nelson

Monday, August 1, 2016

Live Music 6pm / Soul Train Line 7pm / Film 8pm (Sundown)

at Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem

122nd St. & Mt. Morris Park West

w/ the Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival 

It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night

A Soul Train Tribute to Prince

6PM - LIVE MUSIC: Injoy Enterprises co-presents Marcus Machado with his band, Amma Whatt, Angela Johnson, Carmen Rodgers, Chris Rob, Elijah Bland, Kelli Sae, Nicholas Ryan Gant to belt out your favorite Prince jams.

7PM - SOUL TRAIN LINE: spun by DJ M. Forde. 

8PM - FILM: Purple Rain

Directed by Albert Magnoli 111 min, USA (Adult Themes)

A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father (Clarence Williams III), the Kid navigates the club scene and a rockyrelationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero). 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016​

Music 7pm / Film 8pm (Sundown)

at the West Harlem Pier Park

125th Street from the Westside Highway

A Black & Green Screening w/ WEACT 

Company Town

Directed by Natalie Kottke 90 min, USA

FILM: Company Town follows one man’s journey to save his town. African-American pastor David Bouie is up against paper mill giant, Georgia-Pacific, owned by billionaire brothers Charles Koch and David Koch of Koch Industries.

MUSIC: New Jazz Swing (jazz trio)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016​

Music 7pm / Film 8pm (Sundown)

at the West Harlem Pier Park

125th Street from the Westside Highway

A Black & Green Screening w/ WEACT 

Detropia

Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, 91 min, USA

FILM: Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, DETROPIA sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution.   

 

MUSIC: Acute Inflections (jazzy soul duo) 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Music 7pm / Film 8pm (Sundown)

at St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

St. Nicholas Ave & 135th Street

w/ Harlem Week!

When We Were KIngs

Directed by Leon Gast 92 min, USA  

 

FILM: On October 30, 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire: the "Rumble in the Jungle" between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali. In historical footage and new interviews, this documentary explores the relationship between African-Americans and the African continent during the Black Power era in terms of both popular culture and international politics, including the brutality of then-dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

 

MUSIC: house mix spun by DJ M. Forde.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Music 7pm / Film 8pm (Sundown)

at St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

St. Nicholas Ave & 135th Street

w/ Harlem Week!

MAVIS!

Directed by  Jessica Edwards, 80 min, USA   

Celebration 30 Years of Service from HCCI! 

FILM: HBO’s MAVIS! chronicles the ascension of gospel and soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, the Staple Singers. Features interviews with Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy, and Chuck D! 

 

MUSIC: A Gospel Celebration!

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