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Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 4pm to 4:45pm

Apollo Theater Open House!

LITTLE APPLE Sci Fi Web Series

Created by Riley S. Wilson, USA


Little Apple Sci-Fi/Drama Series, is an award-winning sci-fi/drama series created, written, and directed by Riley S. Wilson. Take a dive into the world of a young Harlem girl, Little Apple, as she develops special abilities to combat evil spirits and dismantle systems of oppression. The Little Apple Universe is a digital streaming event and platform created using Afrofuturism.


Recommended Ages: 6 and up

Children must be accompanied by guardians.  Adults must be accompanied by children.



Thursday, February 20, 2020

Apollo Theater Soundstage

ImageNation's Cocktails & Cinema:

BAKOSÓ: Afrobeats of Cuba
Running Time: 50 min., United States

6pm - Reception & DJ Set with Bembona
7pm - Film Screening followed by Panel Discussion

Apollo Theater Soundstage

The Apollo Theater has partnered with ImageNation to present Cocktails & Cinema,  a quarterly social featuring premiere and advance screenings of Black world cinema. Each event is preceded by a reception with complimentary light hors d’oeuvres, wine/beer, a live DJ, and a talkback after the film.

We proudly continue the second installment of this new series with Bakosó: AfroBeats of Cuba, preceded by a DJ set by Bembona. Bakoso follows DJ Jigüe to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find musical inspiration. He finds Afrobeats has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, with stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the Afrobeats genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.


Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Director
Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Producer
Mai-Elka Prado Gil, founder of the Afro-Latino Festival of New York


Moikgantsi Kgama, ImageNation

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Raw Space

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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:

Apollo Theater Soundstage


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

Raw Space


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.



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