2007 Urban Film Series Tour Kicks-Off with 5-Day Celebrity Filled DC Festival -- Films and Schedule Now Posted

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Melvin Van Peebles, Yvette Freeman, Roy Ayers, Joseph Marcel, Etan Thomas, National Slam Poets, and Authors to Participate l Regal Cinemas, Arena Stage and Landmark Theatre Host l Spiritual Legacy Award Recipients Announced l August Wilson Play Included l Black Panther Party Joins on Civil Rights Stories Panel l Snoop Dogg Film Premiere

Today, Next Generation Awareness Foundation, Inc. (501(c)(3)) (NGAF), producers of the Urban Film Series Tour, the Black History Month Film & Discussion Series, the Black Docs Film Series and the Urban Film & Discussion Series, announced its selection of films, and schedule details for its much-anticipated and legendary Black History Month Film & Discussion Series program, scheduled for February 7-11, 2007 in Washington, DC. NGAF also announced its festival theme, as "We Remember."

Over 150 films from across the world were received and considered for the upcoming program. Over 20 films will make their regional or local premiere at the 5-day celebrity-filled event. Many films not selected for February, will be included in one of NGAF's upcoming film-related programs, including the Black Docs Film Series ("Black Docs"), the Urban Film & Discussion Series or as part of the upcoming Urban Film Series Tour. A list of the films selected and the upcoming schedule is below.

NGAF's Spiritual Legacy Award Recipients will include Melvin Van Peebles, Yvette Freeman, and Roy Ayers. Films, tickets and program details for the February kick-off can be viewed at http://www.UrbanFilmSeries.com/2007bhm or at http://www.InsiderEntertainment.com, NGAF's exclusive marketing team for the 2007 tour.

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Who: Next Generation Awareness Foundation, Inc.

What: 4th Annual National Black History Month Film & Discussion Series, a/k/a, the Urban Film Series - The "We Remember" Series

Where/When: Washington, District of Columbia, February 7th - 11th, 2007

  •      Wednesday February 7th - The Prelude

     7:00pm - 11:00pm @ Landmark E Street Cinema

     555 11th Street, N.W. (Metro Center Metro Station)

  •      Thursday February 8th - Jazz, Poetry, Mingling and Film

     6:00pm - 11:00pm @ Bohemian Caverns

     2001 Eleventh Street, N.W. (U St/Afr-Am Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station)

  •      Friday February 9th - Self Power and Creativity

     5:30pm - 11:00pm @ Regal Cinema Gallery Place

     707 7th Street, N.W. (Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metro Station)

  •      Saturday February 10th: Listen Up!

     12:00pm - 8:00pm @ Regal Cinema Gallery Place

  •      Saturday February 10th - Closing Night After-Affair

     9:00pm - Until @ Bohemian Caverns, 2001 Eleventh Street, N.W.

  •      Sunday February 11th - Theatre Night

     7:30pm - 11:00pm @ Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth Street, S.W. (Waterfront-SEU Metro Station)

Ticketing: Tickets are available at http://www.urbanfilmseries.com/2007bhm and range from 10-25 dollars per session, or 88 and 135 for entire festival passes. Tickets can be purchased online and will also be available at theatre locations on the day of each event. Visit http://www.UrbanFilmSeries.com or http://www.InsiderEntertainment.com, NGAF's exclusive marketing team, for tickets, schedule details and special announcements.

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Press/Media Requests: Many of this year's events and personalities have great media significance. NGAF, program participants and filmmakers are available for interviews and appearances. Members of the press should contact us at press (at) urbanfilmseries.com or (202) 409-7240. Please state your request(s) as exact as possible (interview, article, pictures, attendance) and forward us your media credentials (media source, circulation or viewership, affiliation, and contact information).

Selected Films:

Feature Films

  •      Denis A. Charles: An Interrupted Conversation (New York, NY, USA) (DC Premiere)
  •      Finally Sayin? What I Really Mean (Atlanta, GA, USA) (Regional Premiere)
  •      How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) (New York, NY, USA) (Regional Premiere)
  •      Independent, Doin' Major Things (Atlanta, GA, USA) (DC Premiere)
  •      July '64 (Rochester, NY, USA) (Rare Screening)
  •      The Edification of Weldon Irvine (Metro Manila, Philippines) (Regional Premiere)
  •      The Tenants (New York, NY, USA, featuring Snoop Dogg) (Regional Premiere)

Shorts Films

  •      A Taste of Nate (Ardmore, PA, USA) (Regional Premiere)
  •      Bongo Barbershop: Featuring Grandmaster Caz and Balozi Dola (New York, NY, USA) (Regional Premiere)
  •      Endangered Species (Alto Mount Springs, Florida, USA) (Regional Premiere)
  •      I'd Rather Be Dancing (Los Angeles, CA, USA) (DC Premiere)
  •      Mandrill Live At Montreux 2002 (Los Angeles, CA, USA) (Regional Premiere)
  •      May This Be Love (Kansas City, MO, USA) (Regional Premiere)
  •      Remember (Los Angeles, CA, USA) (Regional Premiere)
  •      ROOTS: Featuring Questlove and Black Thought of the Roots (New York, NY, USA) (Regional Premiere)
  •      Testify (New York, NY, USA) (Regional Premiere)
  •      The Meeting (New York, NY) (Regional Premiere)
  •      The More Things Change (Bedford Hills, NY, USA)

Young Adult Films

  •      All Falls Down (New York, NY, USA)
  •      Antonio's Breakfast (United Kingdom) (Regional Premiere)
  •      A Memoir to My Former Self (Miami, FL, USA)
  •      Gangbreaker (United Kingdom) (Regional Premiere)
  •      Schooling Baltimore Street (Baltimore, MD, USA) (DC Premiere)
  •      Sister (United Kingdom) (Regional Premiere)

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2007 Urban Film Series Tour Schedule

  •      February 7th - 11th, Washington, DC
  •      April - Detroit, MI and Memphis, TN
  •      June - Chicago, IL
  •      August - Indianapolis, IN
  •      September - Washington, DC
  •      October - Charlotte, NC
  •      November - Seattle, WA
  •      2008 - New York City, NY, Jacksonville, FL, Detroit, MI

2007 Black Docs Film Series - Hosted by Landmark's E Street Cinema (DC)

  •      April 12
  •      May 24
  •      June 28
  •      July 26
  •      August 23
  •      September 27
  •      October 25

2007 Urban Film & Discussion Series - Hosted by Landmark's E Street Cinema (DC)

  •      February 7
  •      May 10
  •      June 21
  •      July 12
  •      August 9
  •      September 6

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